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GPA worked to restore power during storm

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While residents were advised to stay indoors through Condition of Readiness 1 during Tropical Storm Bavi, Guam Power Authority crews were braving the heavy winds and rains to keep your homes energized.

"Line crews have been working 24 hours, you have different shifts coming in and we're continuing that as we speak this morning," explained GPA spokesperson Art Perez, where you live affected whether you had power on Sunday. Although Bavi made its course north of Guam, it appears more residents down south were left in the dark.

"For the northern part of the island, mostly isolated pockets. For the central part of the island just the areas that I mentioned. For the south, both sides were out," he added. "We had major vegetation clearing on a transmission line that ran along cross island road that feeds into a substation in Talofofo. That was a major link to connecting our customers to power last night. To the south and that had to be cleared before we could energize them."

As of 11:30 Sunday night, Perez confirms all major circuits were addressed and power restored. These areas included the south, Anigua down to Asan, and Barrigada and Mangilao.

Overall, Perez says GPA crews have weathered enough storms to keep the situation under control and that Tropical Storm Bavi didn't pack as powerful a punch as storms in the past. "These were average weather conditions. We've been doing this for many years. Our tree trimming operations throughout the year really helped out. We saw significant reduction in that from the prior storms. So that's been ongoing throughout the whole year," he continued.

If you're still without power, residents are advised to call GPA Trouble Dispatch at 475-1472/3/4 to report any outages.

Meanwhile, Guam Waterworks Authority spokesperson Heidi Ballendorf tells KUAM News, no water outages were reported as a result of Bavi.

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