Aurora still without electricity
AURORA - The entire province of Aurora is still without electricity after suffering the onslaught of Typhoon Santi.
Authorities on Monday said it may take another 4 days to a week before power is restored. The province's power supply comes from neighboring Nueva Ecija, which was also hit hard by the typhoon.
Some establishments, particularly banks, used generators to serve their clients Monday.
Long lines were seen at the few ATM machines in Baler, as residents attempted to withdraw their budget for the week.
Many of them were beneficiaries of the government's Pantawid Pamilya Program who need to get their regular allowance.
Officials said almost all affected residents have left the various evacuation centers, even though some completely lost their homes.
All the roads in the province are now passable. Total damage to infrastructure and agriculture is estimated at P49.3 million.
Two were reported injured in Dinalungan town because of the typhoon.
The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office said officials learned a few lessons from Typhoon Labuyo last August that made them better prepared for Santi.