Storm leaves 2 dead, al­most P300-M dam­age in Ilo­cos

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TWO peo­ple were killed while nearly P300 mil­lion worth of farm prod­ucts and in­fra­struc­ture were dam­aged dur­ing the on­slaught of Se­vere Trop­i­cal Storm Ineng (in­ter­na­tional name Bailu) in Ilo­cos Norte prov­ince on Satur­day.

A re­port by the Ilo­cos Norte Pro­vin­cial Dis­as­ter Risk Re­duc­tion and Man­age­ment Coun­cil (PDRRMC) said two oth­ers were in­jured while 4,595 fam­i­lies or 18,845 in­di­vid­u­als from 109 barangays in the prov­ince were af­fected as of 6:30 a.m. Sun­day, Au­gust 25.

Dam­age to crops, live­stock and fish­eries was es­ti­mated at P20.658 mil­lion while dam­age to roads, bridges and other in­fra­struc­ture was placed at P271 mil­lion.

Rice farms sus­tained the big­gest losses at P15.574 mil­lion, fol­lowed by fish­eries with P2.398 mil­lion and live­stock at P1.576 mil­lion.

In a tele­vi­sion in­ter­view, PDRRMC of­fi­cer 4 Mar­cell Tabije said Ricky Manglan­lan from Laoag City drowned in a flash­flood while Pauline Joy Cor­puz, 17, was buried un­der mud when a land­slide hit Barangay Surong in the town of Pa­suquin.

Cor­puz’s cousins aged 9 and 11 were in­jured in the land­slide.

Ilo­cos Norte prov­ince, Laoag City and the town of Vin­tar were de­clared un­der a state of calamity.

Mean­while, in It­bayat, Batanes, the Na­tional Dis­as­ter Risk Re­duc­tion and Man­age­ment Coun­cil (NDRRMC) said 35 fam­i­lies, or 103 per­sons, were af­fected.

The NDRRMC re­port said that as of 7 p.m. Satur­day, six road sec­tions in the Ilo­cos re­gion were closed to traf­fic due to flood­ing.

The Depart­ment of So­cial Wel­fare and De­vel­op­ment (DSWD) re­ported that it had standby re­lief goods worth over P1.8 mil­lion, which in­clude food and non-food items.

Se­vere Trop­i­cal Storm Ineng, which packed max­i­mum winds of 100 kilo­me­ter per hour near the cen­ter and gusti­ness of up to 125 kph, ex­ited the Philip­pine Area of Re­spon­si­bil­ity at 6 p.m. Satur­day, Au­gust 24. (Third Anne Per­al­ta­malonzo/sun­star Philip­pines

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