Floods affect 144,458 villagers in Region II, III and Cordillera

By Jason de Asis


MANILA, November 7, 2010-Six (6) provinces from Region II, III and Cordillera residents have been affected by the floods and heavy rains over the past few days numbered to 30,108 families or 144,458 villagers in 302 barangays who have to get relief goods and assistance according to the report of National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC).


About 3,979 families are still in the 56 evacuation centers in the provinces of Isabela, Aurora and Cagayan.


Mr. Benito Ramos, executive director of NDRRMC said that the calamity brought 11 fatalities where three of them died from drowning, three missing and two were reported injured due to series of landslides that buried their houses.

There were eight victims from Isabela, one from Cagayan, two from Aurora in Central Luzon and one in Kalinga. The two injured were from Kalinga, three missing from Cagayan and three from Isabela.

Three houses were totally damaged while 30 houses partially damaged in the provinces of Aurora and Cagayan. Nineteen roads and 7 bridges are still not passable in the provinces of Cagayan, Isabela, Quirino, Aurora and Apayao due to flood and landslide.


In Cagayan, the evacuation centers are in Baggao, Camalaniugan, Alcala, Lasam, Abulug, Penablanca, Tuao and Tuguegarao City. In Isabela, the evacuation centers are in Zone 3 Chapel, Zone 3 Community Center, and Zone 3 Angela Private School. In Region III, the evacuation center is in Casiguran, Aurora.


Continues retrieval, search and rescue operation and damage appraisal are still on-going according to NDRRMC. (Jason de Asis)