Typhoon Dolphin recovery: Nearly 80% of the island's power is restored

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Typhoon Dolphin recovery: Nearly 80% of the island's power is restored

by: Joint Information Center | .
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published: May 18, 2015

As of this morning, about 80 percent of the island’s power has been restored. There are pockets of areas without power, however. GPA crews continue to make repairs to various lines throughout the island to restore power to those pockets.

If there is a power line that has fallen, or a transformer that blew up, please call GPA at 475-1472/3/4.

WATER

Almost all of water wells are now on island power. With restoration of power, Guam Waterworks Authority will be able to restore water to all customers. Reservoir levels are beginning to rise but GWA is asking customers to help conserve water. It could take about 24 to 48 hours to get to normal water levels. Conservation is needed to allow levels to get to normal quicker.

The majority of all crews will have been out since first thing this morning to address major areas described above and to also begin repairing those areas which were isolated due to substantial damage.

The following are GPA’s and GWA’s major objectives for today:

  • Ensure all water wells are on island power and able to  water continuously.
  • Address no and low water pressures throughout the island as reservoirs levels rise.
  • Energize all schools.
  • Begin energizing pockets of customers with major damages.

The Guam Waterworks Authority hotline is 646-4211.

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER
The Joint Information Center at Guam Civil Defense continues to receive calls about water and power outages. Joint Information Center at 478-0208/09/10.

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