RDCC-Caraga reports damage brought by continuous rains in the region

BUTUAN CITY (15 January) – In a written report by Caraga Regional Disaster Coordinating Council (RDCC) sent to PIA-Caraga as of 5:00 p.m. yesterday (January 14), the damages brought by continuous rains in the region is estimated at about 12.4 million pesos.

In the infrastructure, damages in roads and bridges is estimated at Php 3,330,000. This affects the roads and bridges in Agusan del Sur.

In the Province of Dinagat Islands, the wharf in the municipality of Libjo costs Php 300,000. The seawall in the municipality of Tubajon which costs 1 million pesos was also damaged. Accumulated amount of damages in fishing and pump boats of the province is estimated at Php 2,146,000 while in Surigao del Norte, the report posted Php 65,000 in the municipality of Burgos.

Meanwhile, in agriculture, a total of Php 6,826,828.5 was reported by RDCC with crops topping the list amounting to Php 4,767,330.5 while livestock posted at Php 710,100.

The Province of Agusan del Sur, particularly in the municipality of Rosario is estimated to Php 1,249,398 damage in crops while the Province of Dinagat Islands accumulates an amount of Php 100,000.

In Surigao del Norte, the municipalities of Burgos, del Carmen, Pilar, San Benito, San Isidro, and Sta. Monica were greatly affected and incurred a damage in crops amounting to Php 3,417,932.54.

As of press time, local Disaster Coordinating Councils continue to monitor the water level of Agusan River and its tributaries. People living along the coast and near riverbanks are on red alert for possible evacuation.

RDCC Rapid Assessment Team, on the other hand, convened to assess the extent of damage brought about by the successive heavy rains, while the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC)-Agusan del Surn Chapter is currently conducting relief operations. (Robert E. Roperos, PIA-Caraga)

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