Friday, July 27, 2012

Flash flooding due to continuous rains hit three villages in Mahinog

The recent  flash flood tear down trees, roll boulders and destroy this house owned by couple Miyang and Etang Anana (in this picture) in riverside Poblacion, Mahinog 

Mahinog, Camiguin (July 27, 2012) - At least 200 household families were evacuated yesterday when flash flooding occurred due to continuous rains brought by low pressure area and hit three villages in the municipality of Mahinog since last two days, July 26-27.

The barangays affected were San Roque, Poblacion and Hubangon.

A concrete bridge in Poblacion going to sitio Jang was damaged due to heavy flooding.

Major roads are still passable except the road going to barangay Owakan which is not passable due to landslides.

Initial report says that at least five houses were either partially or totally washed out at the height of the flash flooding.

There are no reports of human deaths and injuries, but a number of livestock have reportedly been drowned, according to MDRRMC.

Mayor Alex Jajalla announced the suspension of classes since Thursday in pre-school to high school due to continuous rains.
“The rains have been unusually heavy and it occurred only in one part of the municipality, other parts have good weather condition and very light drizzles in some parts,” Mayor Jajalla said.

He said heavy rains were experienced only in Poblacion and San Roque, while in Catuhogan up to Tupsan, there were none, if any, only very light.

Initial report on infrastructure damage was placed at P5.6 million. Morever, initial report on agriculture damage was estimated at P668,000, according to local disaster risk and reduction and management council.

The municipal council today declared the town under state of calamity. 

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