Tornado causes collapse of a bridge in Surigao City village 

by Ben Serrano

January 29, 2011

      BUTUAN CITY   - A wooden bridge in Purok 3, Sitio Cayutan, Barangay Cagniog in Surigao City collapsed yesterday afternoon after a tornado hit the bridge, Surigao del Norte Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported.

    The report, however, claimed luckily no casualty neither injured was reported so far.

     At least three houses near the bridge were reportedly partially damaged as the tornado swooped down the coastal village unexpectedly yesterday afternoon. 

      The Surigao City Quick Response Team immediately proceeded to Barangay Cagniog to assess the situation.

       In Siargao Island, the Municipality of Del Carmen-Barangay Mahayahay Road was reportedly damaged rendering it not passable as of press time.

        Updated reports from Surigao del Norte Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported that as of 12 noon today, a total of 9,481 families or 45, 004 individuals or persons from 129 barangays in the province were affected by the recent flash floods brought about by Northeast Monsoon and Wind Convergence Affecting Mindanao.

            Missing farmer Amado Basadre who was reportedly swept away by strong current while crossing a river in Barangay Honrado, San Francisco, Surigao del Norte Thursday at the height of continuous downpour of rain was reportedly nowhere to be found as of this writing.


           Surigao del Norte Provincial Government already distributed some 400 sacks of rice and boxes of canned goods to evacuees and calamity-stricken families in the province. 

           Surigao City is 140 kilometers away from here, Butuan City, Caraga region's capital (-30-)

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