• 3 towns in Aurora remain isolated due to typhoon ‘Lando’


    BALER, Aurora: Three towns in this province remained isolated on Sunday due to floods and landslides caused by continuous heavy rains and strong winds spawned by typhoon “Lando.”

    The towns of Dinalungan, Dilasag and Casiguran where the typhoon made a landfall at 1 a.m. cannot be reached by any type of vehicles because of landslides along the Baler-Casiguran Road.

    Based on the report of the Philippine Army, there were many houses destroyed and trees uprooted in the three towns.

    The Villa Maria-Bongabon Road is likewise not passable to all types of vehicles due to landslides and the overflowing of the river.

    The Philippine Army, together with other concerned agencies, are now conducting clearing operations.

    Electric power supply was cut off since 9 p.m. Saturday.

    Meanwhile, based on the report from the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC), a total of 66 barangays in the towns of Dipaculao, Baler, Casiguran, Dilasag, San Luis, Dingalan, Ma. Aurora and Dinalungan were affected by the fury of typhoon “Lando,” displacing 1,796 families or 8,392 persons. PNA


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