P2.8M storm damage in Camotes

Posted on December 28, 2012

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This aerial photot shows villages in Iloilo province that were flooded due to heavy rains brought by typhoon 'Quinta'. Although the stormm crossed northern Cebu and Camotes Island, it caused limited damage in Cebu compared to that in Western Visayas. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO)

This aerial photot shows villages in Iloilo province that were flooded due to heavy rains brought by typhoon ‘Quinta’. Although the stormm crossed northern Cebu and Camotes Island, it caused limited damage in Cebu compared to that in Western Visayas. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO)

THE northern town of San Francisco in Camotes Island was the hardest hit by Tropical Storm Quinta which made landfall in the island Wednesday dawn.

The town incurred P2.8 million damage in agriculture and less than P175,000 in houses and livestock, said Neil Balaba, operations officer of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) 7.

One house was destroyed and ll houses were partly damaged.

Power outages were reported in Camotes and Bantayan but electric power was restored within the day.

The rest of Cebu was largely spared and no fatalities were reported.

Wilson Ramos, administrative officer of the Provincial Social Welfare Development Office, also reported that Sogod’s three barangays- Bagatayam, Tabunok and Calumboyan- had incurred damages.

One person was injured and five families were affected when their houses were struck by falling trees.

Ramos said one house was destroyed while four houses were damaged.

In Sta Fe town in Bantayan Island, a coconut tree fell on a man in barangay Marikaban. One house was also destroyed with six persons were displaced.

In Bantayan town, a tree fell on a classroom in an elementary school in Baigad , causing P10,000 in damage.

Meanwhile, OCD 7 reported that power supply in the towns of Asturias, Balamban, Catmon, Daanbantyan, Bogo City, and San Francisco was fully restored.

The Cebu Coast guard lifted its suspension of trips and allowed all vessels to sail again. /Jhunnex Napallacan, Correspondent

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