‘Ineng’ wreaks over 600-M worth of damage in Ilocos Norte
Aileen Cerrudo • August 26, 2019 • 450
Tropical storm Ineng has wreaked around 600 million worth of agricultural and infrastructural damage in Ilocos Norte.
The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management and Resiliency Council (PDRRMC) has recorded a total of P589.5 million worth of damage as of August 25. Around 167 barangays and over 9,000 families were affected by TS Ineng.
Meanwhile, two were injured and one died in a landslide in Barangay Surong, Pasukin last Saturday morning (Aug 24).
The local government of Ilocos Norte and Laoag already declared a state of calamity due to the damage brought by the storm.
Water level in Padsan River already subsided since Sunday (Aug 25). Flood in other areas has also subsided.
Residents began cleaning up the debris and other waste left by the storm.—AAC (with reports from Nel Maribojoc)
Video of Marsh Harbour in the northern Bahamas, worst hit by the then-Category 5 hurricane, on Thursday (September 5) showed widespread devastation, with the harbor, shops and workplaces, a hospital and airport landing strips damaged or decimated.
The death toll from Dorian stood at 30 on Thursday evening, officials told CNN, The final toll is expected to be much higher.
Dorian turned a shantytown known as The Mud near Marsh Harbour into shredded wreckage, with bodies believed to be still below the ruins, based on the smell coming from the debris, according to a Reuters photographer who visited the area.
The photographer witnessed widespread looting in Marsh Harbour, seeing residents breaking into liquor stores and supermarkets, carrying off goods in bags or filling their vehicles. (REUTERS)
Survivors of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas on Wednesday (September 4) thronged rescue helicopters as the United Nations said 70,000 people needed immediate humanitarian relief after one of the most powerful Caribbean storms on record devastated the island group.
The most damaging storm to strike the island nation, Dorian killed at least 20 people, the Miami Herald reported, citing Bahamas Health Minister Duane Sands. But the toll was certain to rise as the scope of the destruction and the humanitarian crisis was still coming into focus with aerial video of the Abaco Islands in the northern Bahamas showing wide devastation.
A massive relief effort was underway with volunteers ferrying supplies to the islands in a flotilla of small boats.
As many as 13,000 homes in the Bahamas may have been destroyed or severely damaged, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said.
Food may be required for 14,500 people in the Abaco Islands and for 45,700 people in Grand Bahama, the U.N. World Food Programme said.
U.S. Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection personnel have airlifted 61 people from the northern Bahamas to the capital Nassau over two days, the U.S. Embassy said. (REUTERS)
MANILA, Philippines – Severe Tropical Storm “Liwayway” continued to intensify on Tuesday afternoon, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.
In its 5 p.m. weather bulletin, PAGASA said the tropical cyclone wind signal no. 1 is still up in Batanes as “Liwayway” continues to move over the Philippine sea east of the province.
Residents in the area were advised to take precautionary measures against potentially strong winds.
The storm was last spotted at 225 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes, packing maximum sustained winds of 110 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 135 kph.
PAGASA said “Liwayway” is moving north at the speed of 15 kph.
The storm will bring light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains over Batanes and Babuyan Islands.
The state weather bureau maintains the storm is not expected to make a landfall and is seen to exit the Philippine area of responsibility as a typhoon by Wednesday evening or Thursday morning.
Meanwhile, the southwest monsoon is seen to bring scattered light to moderate rains (with at times heavy rain showers during thunderstorms) over Ilocos Region, Central Luzon, Metro Manila, CALABARZON, northern portions of Palawan (incl. Calamian Islands), Mindoro Provinces, and rest of Cordillera Administrative Region.
Residents in the said areas are advised to take precautionary measures against possible floods and landslides.
PAGASA also warned that sea travel is risky over the seaboards of Luzon due to potentially rough sea conditions.
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