Small tornado displaces 41 families in Quezon

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The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) of Calabarzon and the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) on Sunday reported that 41 families were displaced from their homes after a “baby” tornado struck Quezon on Saturday night during the onslaught of Tropical Storm Gorio.

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The said phenomenon hit Barangay Apad in Jomalig town, toppling 19 houses and damaging 22 others, according to Vicente Tomazar, RDRRMC chairperson and OCD Calabarzon regional director.

Meanwhile, two classrooms of the Apad Elementary School were partially damaged.

Tomazar noted that the Municipal DRRMC (MDRRMC) of Jomalig town inspected the damage wrought by the small tornado.

He cited that no one died because of the incident, quoting reports from the MDRRMC. However, four persons sustained minor injuries, he said.

The injured persons were identified as Angelica Ables, 14; Sandra Ables, 8; two-month-old John Raver Ables and a certain Lea Roldan, also said to be a minor.

The tornado forced 41 families or 206 persons to seek refuge with their relatives.

The MDRRMC and Department of Social Welfare and Development also gave assisted the victims of the tornado.

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