Halos 1,600 pamilya sa Zamboanga City, inilikas dahil sa baha

Robie de Guzman   •   October 20, 2020   •   217

Aabot sa 1,597 pamilya ang inilikas sa Zamboanga City dahil sa baha sa ilang bahagi ng lungsod bunsod ng mga pag-ulan.

Mahigit 1,000 sa mga ito ay mula sa Barangay Vitali, mahigit 300 mula sa Barangay Talisaya, 45 mula sa Barangay Labuan habang 12 naman ang mula sa Barangay Mangusu.

Sa ulat ng City Social Welfare and Development Office, halos 30 bahay ang napinsala dahil naman sa lakas ng hangin.

Aabot naman sa 16 na ektarya ng palayan ang napinsala dahil sa masamang lagay ng panahon.

Ayon sa Zamboanga City government, patuloy na silang nagsasagawa ng relief operation at emergency response upang tulungan ang mga residenteng naapektuhan ng baha.

Naka-antabay na rin ang mga otoridad sa posible pang paglilikas ng ibang residente sa gitna ng mga pag-ulan. – RRD (mula sa ulat ni Correspondent Val Villaflor)

Fishermen rescued in sea waters off Zamboanga City

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 15, 2020

Five fishermen were rescued on Monday (September 14) by navy troops in the sea waters off San Mateo Point, Sinunuc, Zamboanga City.

The navy troops, onboard BA492, noticed four fishermen standing on a boat that capsized due to bad weather.

After rescuing the four, the troops were informed that the boat master was still inside the capsized boat.

The boat master was recovered and rushed to the Zamboanga City Medical Center. He was declared dead on arrival due to Asphyxiation secondary to accidental drowning.

“We provided the necessary assistance to the victims of the sea mishap and communicated with their respective families,” said Rear Admiral Erick Kagaoan, Commander, Naval Forces Western Mindanao.

The Philippine Navy extends their sympathy to the family of the boat master identified as 55-year-old Enricky Brocka. The Navy also assured they will provide assistance to victims of the accident. -AAC

Dams continue releasing water as east China faces mounting flooding pressure

UNTV News   •   July 21, 2020

Multiple dams on Huai River continued releasing floodwaters on Tuesday (July 21) as east China still faced huge pressure of surging waters.

After 24 hours since the Wangjiaba station opened its sluice gates to discharge water on Monday (July 20), the water level at the hydrological station only declined by 0.22 meters (0.72 ft.), state broadcaster CCTV reported, lower than experts’ expectations as floodwater continued to rise on the upper stream of the Huai River.

At Yingshang county in eastern Anhui province, sluices were opened at three dams to divert floodwater to nearby buffer areas, home to nearly 160,000 people in eight villages, according to local media reports.

In central Hubei province, a landslide has blocked the Qingjiang River, a tributary of the Yangtze River, forming a dammed lake which poses a threat to nearby villages and the downstream city of Enshi, said CCTV.

Torrential rains have battered large swathes of China for weeks, raising water levels in local rivers and lakes. (Reuters)

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Plane makes emergency landing off Zamboanga City

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 7, 2020

A pilot and three passengers were rescued after a private plane made an emergency landing near the shoreline of Barangay Sinunuc in Zamboanga City on Tuesday (July 7).

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said the private plane was already on the water approximately six feet depth and six meters away from the shoreline of Barangay Sinunuc when their rescue team arrived.

The four rescued: an Indian pilot and three passengers (Filipino, Indian and Nepali) were all in good condition and were transported to the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) in Zamboanga City for further assistance.

Based on initial investigation, the private plane took off from Zamboanga Airport bound for Dumaguete City at around 9:30 a.m. today. The pilot said there was a failure on the left engine a few minutes after they took off from the airport which prompted the emergency landing.

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