Typhoon Paeng Update

Electricity was restored yesterday at around 3 pm. Baler is back to normal. The residents of Dilasag, Casiguran and Dinalungan in the norhtern part of Aurora are still suffering from the effects of Typhoon Paeng. From inq7.net:

Thousands of families were displaced by the floods. Several persons remained missing.

Initial estimates placed damage to agriculture and livestock at P68.38 million. Damage to infrastructure was less, initially placed at P17 million in Aurora alone.

One good news surfaced. A child who was earlier reported to have drowned turned out to be alive, although seriously injured.

Aurora Governor Bellaflor Angara-Castillo said in a phone interview Tuesday that Ian Viares, 6, from Barangay Dimaseset in Dilasag, survived when strong waves washed out his family’s hut. The boy suffered fractured bones and was airlifted by an Army helicopter to a hospital in Baler in Aurora.

Floods and strong winds destroyed 183 houses and damaged 2,042 others in three northern Aurora towns, according to Castillo.

The floods in Dilasag, Casiguran and Dinalungan also ruined P12.5 million worth of crops and livestock, she said. Damage to infrastructure reached P17 million. Rampaging waters washed out the bridge in Barangay Dibacong in Casiguran.

Castillo said the three towns remained isolated as of Tuesday as the provincial road there was blocked by debris. She said the Aurora Memorial Hospital was ready to accommodate injured residents in Dinapigue, Isabela, north of Dilasag, on the request of the mayor there.

Power supply has yet to be restored in most towns in Aurora. The province was also the scene of devastating floods and landslides triggered by storms late 2004.

More news:

from news.balita.ph: Typhoon Paeng leaves six dead, 14 injured, 2 missing

from wowmanila: 10 dead, 27 injured in floods, landslides triggered by ‘Paeng’

from inq7.net: Hopes dim for Vizcaya’s missing

from DSWD News Blog: Death toll from ‘Paeng’ now 19; 20 fishermen rescued

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One thought on “Typhoon Paeng Update”

  1. nakakalungkot na talaga nangyayari jan s lugar natin….Para sa akin, di nman sana natin aabutin ang mga ganyang kalamidad tulad ng baha, land slide s bundok, na syang nagiging malaking abala sa transportatsyon kung wala ang ILLEGAL LOGGING. Lumaki ako lugar sa yan (Manggitahan, Dilasag, Aurora). Noon mrami pang mga punongkahoy s bundok na sya lamang pumipigil sa tubig ulan para wag bumaha….Look Nowadays, konting ulan lng malaking prolema na sa atin…baha, kasunod land slides…papano pa uunlad ang lugar natin???maraming dahilan kung bakit…narito ako ngaun s ibang bansa, nakita ko ang MALAKING PAGKAKAIBA ng Pilipinas at Canada. NAPAKALAKI tlga, sa mga taong individual, sa mga namumuno s pamahalaan, sa mga pag iisip ng bawat isa, sa disiplina at sa lahat ng bagay…Kahit na ako ay Pilipino. mahirap kung ipagmalaki sa kanila ang pinang galingan ko….kaya ang ginagawa ko na lng, ako mismo sa sarili ko, cnisikap kung baguhin ang mga maling nakagisnan ko sa bansang Pilipinas, ccmulan kong baguhin sa anak ko. Sana lahat tayong mga Pilipino ang magsimula ng bumangon at umahon, kasi tayo na yata ung pinaka leas sa buong mundo…..Dati, I dont care kung ano ang sabihin nila kung cnu tayo (as filipino) pero ngaun, nasasaktan ako kapag nakakarinig ako ng hindi magandang puna sa atin..sa totoo lang wla naman po kasing magandang puna sa ating mga Pilipino eh, masakit man tanggapin pero un tlga ang totoo…Kaya wag na taung magtaka kung bakit maraming gustong mag abroad, kasi nagsasawa na sila/kami sa kapaligiran,sistema etc etc ENVIRONMENT sa pinas…Sana myron pang pag asa ang Pilipinas na umangat…God Bless

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