MANILA, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / June 19, 2011) - The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has activated its command centers in Northern Luzon, including its overall command center at its head office in Quezon City 24 hours before the estimated landfall of tropical storm "Egay."
"This is to ensure that all necessary preparations and precautions are implemented to minimize the impact of the said typhoon on NGCP operation and facilities," it said in a statement sent to the regional newspaper Mindanao Examiner.
NGCP has already started tracking “Egay” using its Enterprise Geographic Information System Mapviewer as part of its contingency procedures. It has also implemented measures which will ensure the availability of telecommunication facilities, equipment, tools and vehicles at all times while the storm is within the Philippines.
"While there are no indications that tropical depression Egay will hit mainland Luzon, NGCP has made sure that the availability of materials and supplies necessary for the repair of possible damage to facilities, as well as the positioning of line crews in strategic areas, is currently being coordinated to facilitate the immediate restoration of damaged facilities," it said.