1 missing, 60 has of farmland damaged in Zambo Sur floods PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 20 November 2011 17:37

A day after heavy floods deluged six  barangays of Kumalarang, Zamboanga del Sur on Thursday evening, the Municipal  Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MDRRMC) made an  immediate site visit and assessment on the affected areas.

Municipal planning and development coordinator Allel Tabiado said MDRRMC chairman Mayor Allan Damas led the assessment team and visited barangays Boyugan East, Diplo, Gawil, Poblacion, Salagmanok, and Sicade.

Tabiado said the MDRRMC has noticed severe damage to agricutureal areas and few houses in barangays Gawil and Poblacion, respectively.

In Poblacion, Tabiado said an estimated 50 hectares of rice farmland and one hanging bridge were severely damaged while in Gawil, 5 houses were swamped by the floods, 10 hectares were damaged, and an undetermined number of animals drowned and died.

In Salagmanok, a Kahayag, Lakewood resident whose surname is identified as ‘Sempay”, went missing while crossing the bridge and is believed to be carried-out by the strong current of flood waters, Tabiado reported.

Tabiado said municipal social welfare and development officer Phoebe Mamhot has recommended to the chief executive to give financial assistance of P10,000 each from the calamity fund to the owners of the houses in Gawil.

Meanwhile, the chief executive asked the public to be vigilant in case of emergency to save lives and prevent damage to properties.