Friday, January 25, 2013

Philippines among Asian nations worst hit by disasters in 2012

he floods affected 19,840 families or 84,202 people in 84 villages in seven provinces in Regions 10, 11 and 12, the NDRRMC said. Of these, 8,542 families or 33,192 people are staying in 51 evacuation centers. At least eight houses were destroyed while 199 others were damaged in Kapalong in Davao del Norte and in Bagumbayan in Sultan Kudarat. Impassable to vehicles were: road in Barangay Sagayen in Asuncion, Davao del Norte (impassable to all) road in Brgy. Florida in Kapalong, Davao del Norte (impassable to light vehicles) road in Brgy. Camiling in Carmen, Davao del Norte (impassable to light vehicles) road in Brgy. Kinamayan, Carmen, Davao del Norte (impassable to light vehicles) San Jose Bridge in Caraga, Davao Oriental (not passable to all vehicles) Papag Bridge in Baganga, Davao Oriental (not passable to all vehicles) State of calamity, class suspension Cateel town in Davao Oriental was placed under a state of calamity, the Department of Education said in a Twitter post early Tuesday. The DepEd said classes were suspended in Cateel, Davao Oriental until Friday. Classes were also suspended in Compostela Valley for Tuesday, it added. The NDRRMC said classes were also suspended in parts of Davao del Norte, Tagum City, Davao Oriental, Compostela Valley and Davao City as schools there were flooded or submerged. Power in some areas restored Meanwhile, Davao Light and Power Company said it has started to restore power to main power lines of flood-affected areas. Still without power as of Monday afternoon were Jade Valley, Gem Village, Matina Gravahan, Juliville, Marfori, Madapo Hills and portion of El Rio, Bacaca and Tigatto. Davao Light said it deployed several crews to these affected areas to expedite the repairs of power lines and connections. "The inspection team will check the individual connections thoroughly should there be wet electrical outlets and meters," it said.