MANILA -- The operator of the Philippines' power grid said Tuesday it was prepared to restore its infrastructure in case of damage due to Typhoon Tisoy (Kammuri).
These include pre-fabricated blocks and steel pieces that can be used to rebuild fallen towers "in just a few days," said National Grid Corp spokesperson Cynthia Alabanza.
The NGCP is the private firm that operates the grid, or the transmission lines between power plants and distribution utilities. A Philippine government company, Transco, owns the grid infrastructure.
"We can erect one tower without heavy equipment, with only our line personnel in the middle of a mountain, or in the middle of a field and we can do that, one or two line personnel a day," Alabanza told ANC's Headstart.
Tisoy whipped the Bicol and Southern Luzon regions overnight, damaging the Legazpi City airport and triggering a storm surge in at least one coastal town.
The NGCP is "very concerned" for Metro Manila, where most of the transmission lines are located, Alabanza said.