The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED), has said that the power outage experienced in some parts of Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, is as a result of natural disaster, Tide reports
A press statement issued by the Manager, Corporate Communications of PHED, John Onyi and made available to The Tide, disclosed that the power outage which lasted for over 10 days was occasioned by the heavy downpour that submerged the Rumuoduomanya 33 KV injection substation.
According to the statement, the areas affected include, Rumigbo, Ibolaji, Federal Government College Rumuokoro, Obi Wali Road, Haruk Road and some part of Ikwerre Road.
PHED, explained that the intensity of the flooding is too high that the water had not receded despite frantic steps taken by the company to evaluate the water.
The statement said the company has been guided by safety rules to tackle the prevailing challenge, and called on the residents of the affected areas and other esteemed customers to bear with the company, as effort was being made to address the issue as soon as possible.
The company reassured its commitment towards efficient delivery of services to its customers.
It could be recalled that residents of Rumuokoro and its environments had within the past week experienced power outage, resulting to slow business activities in the area.