It was all over the world news, what has happened to Northern Mindanao because of Typhoon “Sendong”. It was a massive destruction for all the people in Mindanao. The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) in Northern Mindanao has warned the public and the local the rendezvous storm warnings as early as Friday in Cagayan de Oro City, which was hit rigidly by the storm, and the neighboring provinces. The residents did not foresee the heavy volume of rainfall that led to the cataclysm of rivers and caused colossal flooding on Saturday.
In Iligan City , where a state of calamity was also declared on Saturday, over 2,500 families were affected by Sendong. While destruction was heavy on the island’s northern provinces, latest reports indicate Southern Mindanao was largely spared from the effects of the storm. Mara Nanaman, an instructor at the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology, said nearly 600 affected families are now staying at the university gymnasium.
10 hours of rain feed up the destruction of bridges and houses ,while many bodies of victims have been reclaimed in many villages.
Today, many volunteers from DOH, Philppine National Red Cross and different university oversee rescue work, relief operations and authorities have also begun distributing food rations for some 10,000 families affected by the storm, while also handing out thousands of blankets and mosquito nets from Red Cross.
Based on the news,
An estimated 100,000 people are displaced, according to the Department of Social Welfare and Development. At least 20,000 people were staying in 10 evacuation centers in Cagayan de Oro, Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman said Saturday.
Northern Mindanao is no stranger to typhoons. In fact, Sendong was the first major weather disturbance that hit the area in 12 years. Sendong shall cross Northern Palawan and shall be over in the West Philippine Sea Sunday afternoon.
Tropical storm “Sendong” (international name: Washi) is expected to leave the Philippines tonight, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)
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My Prayers to victims and families of typhoon “Sendong( Washi)” down South! Let’s help.