Saturday, January 03, 2009

Flood All Over Cagayan de Oro River Banks

This entry is an update of my previous blog. I learned that today, at 1:30AM total black out hit Cagayan de Oro City. According to CEPALCO, one of their sub-station failed, thus caused the total black out.

Asside from the said black out, I also mentioned about the flood. Radio reports confirmed that several places all over Cagayan de Oro City experience flood. One is Isla De Oro, Consolacion area near the river, Macasandig area near the river, Macahan near the creek area, and some parts in Gusa and Lapasan.

Some houses were destroyed. Some families left their houses. There were some who were recued by volunteer since they were stranded in their own place. 

Flood in the city is not new, but since it is a start of the year, I think flood is something new for new year. Several goverment instituions were at rescue for the evacuees. Government officials were also present to make sure the needs of the people affected will be delivered immediately.

Glad to know there were assistances given to the affected families. The bayanihan was present in the city, some volunteered to rescue. Some gave food and clothings. Some offered their cars for rescue operation and related activity like trasporting the goods. 

As a Christian, calamaties like flood are still blessings in disguise. It is very evident when people started to share and extend help to one another. The out-pouring blessing that the affected families were immediately provided. Thank God for the safety and the blessings!


Cagayan de Oro on Total Black Out

Today the entire City of Cagayan de Oro experience a total black out. At around 4AM, I tried to call the hotline numbers, 162, of CEPALCO - Cagayan de Oro Electric Power and Light Corporation. An operator on-duty answered me, I inquired why we experience the said thing. I was informed that the entire City is experiencing the black out and their men are already doing the patrol to check on it.

I know that night, there was rain with stong winds. In my analysis, the rain might have caused  from trees to drop and fall to some wires or posts. When I woke up at 8AM, commercial power is already up. I tried to call 162 again, the hotline of CEPALCO to confirm the reason. Unfortunately all operators were busy.

Then we turned our radio on, we listened to the reports. The radio station also failed to contact CEPALCO to confirm the cause of the said black out. Upon publishing this blog, I still don't have the official reason of the black out experienced in our city.

Also the rain which started before the midnight, now caused floods in some areas of the city. Places near the river banks are now flooded, and waters were high. Will keep you posted to which places were flooded.

Here's what I found in Wikipedia:

power outage (also known as a power cutpower failurepower loss, orblackout) is the loss of the electric power to an area.

A power outage may take one of three forms:

where power is lost completely. While the word "blackout" is one of the most common colloquial terms, "Load shedding" or a rolling blackout refers specifically to a controlled way of rotating available generation capacity between various districts or customers, thus avoiding wide area total blackouts.
A drop in voltage in an electrical power supply, so named because it typically causes lights to dim. Systems supplied with three-phase electric power also suffer brownouts if one or more phases are absent, at reduced voltage, or incorrectly phased. Such malfunctions are particularly damaging to electric motors. Some brownouts, called voltage reductions, are made intentionally to prevent a full power outage.
where the loss of power is only momentary (milliseconds to seconds).