MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, July 31, 2012 (PIA) — Recent flashfloods which hit four (4) towns in Camiguin, reportedly, damaged P69.7 million worth of government infrastructure facilities, leaving some roads inaccessible as of yesterday.
Latest Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC)-10 flashflood progress report shows that the Municipality of Sagay was left with most number of structures damaged, both in transportation facilities and water system.
Aguran Bridge, Bonbon-Kilon-ac provincial road, Bacnit spillway, and Alangilan-Aguran boundary were among the hard hit structures.
Most structures affected were protection dikes, bridges, spillways, culverts, sea walls, roads and foot bridge.
For the water system, more than P2 million intake boxes and pipelines have been partially damaged by the flood.
To date, only in the town of Sagay whose supply of water has not been fully restored yet.
Sagay Municipal Planning and Development Chief, as well as, MDRRC Action Officer, Engr. Alex Dagaraga said major pipelines in the poblacion were fully restored as of yesterday.
He however said that there will still be areas in the town which will be left waterless as some pipelines were totally carried away by floods or barangays with totally damaged intake box.
Dagaraga explained that they are not dependent to single water source only, some barangays have their own water system, while the municipal water works supplies most of the concessionaires in the poblacion and others were also served by the Camiguin Integrated Water System Cooperative. (PIA 10)