LPA damages runway, bridges, houses in Camiguin



MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, January 14 (PIA) – A low pressure area affecting Mindanao and Visayas triggered too much rains causing flood water to enter houses, buildings, and runway.

Latest report from the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) shows some 7,381 families and 34,373 persons affected in Mambajao Town.

Flashfloods and stream overflows already affected 12 barangays here since Saturday, January 11 up to press time.

Included in the list of affected barangays are Naasag, Yumbing, Agoho, Bug-ong, Kuguita, Baylao, Poblacion, Pandan, Balbagon, Magting, Benhaan, and Tupsan.

Timayog Bridge in Lawigan, Catarman was also destroyed by floodwaters and remains impassable, while the concrete bridge in Lumad, although accessible, is still under assessment for possible damage. 

Main pipelines in Catarman were also washed out, affecting the water supply distribution in some four barangays in the municipality.

One casualty is likewise recorded in Sagay town, caused by electrocution as the province continues to experience torrential rains. (JCV/PIA)



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