Catbalogan reports zero casualty after Tropical Storm Urduja

Catbalogan City reports zero casualty after Tropical Storm ravaged the region.

As reported by the City’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (DRRMC), some 3,157 individuals from 829 families were evacuated to 18 evacuation centers mainly composed of public schools, barangay halls, and even churches in the city.

Said evacuees were given relief goods as prepositioned by the City Social Welfare and Development Office and some are now returning to their respective homes today as clear skies have already appeared in the city.

Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan, who chairs the CDRRMC even posted online of the need for cooperation among residents especially when forced evacuation is needed in areas prone to landslides and flooding to avoid danger and further damage.

At least five (5) barangays reported landslides and majority of the downtown streets experience heavy flooding during the onslaught of TS Urduja.

The City Government is on heightened alert as another typhoon is said to arrive over the coming week and Mayor Step further encourages residents to be always prepared and ready.

(Photos by Blendz Tuazon & Dennis Cosmod; Report from City DRRMC; Article by Ador Hurtado)

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