Sat. May 8th, 2021
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Tropical Depression (TD) Vicky left six persons dead and displaced over 8,000 families in Caraga (Region 13) over the last two days.

Infrastructure damage was placed at P105 million in the Caraga.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Caraga (DSWD-13) said a total of 8,673 families or 34,861 individuals were directly affected by Vicky in 140 barangays of the region.

In Surigao del Sur, four persons died due to flooding, Col. James T. Goforth, the director of Surigao del Sur Police Provincial Office (SDSPPO), said.

He identified them as Nilo Lagura from Barangay Quirino in Madrid town; Tropio Bacor from the municipality of Lingig; Elizer Jalapit from Lianga; and Conseno Bongcayao from Tago.

“Based on our monitoring as of Sunday noon, a total of 264 families or 21,478 individuals were directly affected by TD Vicky in Surigao del Sur,” Goforth said.

He added that police personnel in different units and stations in the province are still on high alert as clearing operations are ongoing in different towns.

In Agusan del Sur, Armando R. Gomez, the chief of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO), said two persons were reported dead due to floods.

Gomez said that an employee of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) died in an accident while crossing a flooded road in Barangay Tagapua, San Francisco, Agusan del Sur on Saturday.

A senior citizen was also reported to have died in Talacogon town.“As of Saturday evening, the remaining 958 families who evacuated from the different barangays in Agusan del Sur had already returned to their respective homes,” Gomez said. SOVEREIGNPH

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