Damage to infra due to floods reaches P10 million 0- CEO PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 16 October 2013 13:04

The City Engineer’s Office Monday estimated the damage to local government-initiated infrastructures due to recent flashfloods to roughly P10 million but stressed that the figure could be higher once validation is completed.

City Engineer Luis Despalo identified the infrastructures damaged due to continuous rains that battered the city from October 4-10 as mostly bridges and riprap facilities located in Ayala, Maasin, Sinunuc, Malagutay, Dulian, San Roque, Pasonanca, Lumbangan, Putik, Salaan, Tolosa and Tumaga.

The 5-day continuous rains spawned by intertropical convergence zone (ITZ) brought widespread flashfloods affecting at least 28 barangays in the city. Thousands were displaced due to the calamity that also caused the suspension of classes in all levels from October 7-14 and work in all offices last October 7.

Despalo said his personnel are checking the infrastructures individually to determine the exact cost of damage. He said rehabilitation of the facilities will be done with the use of calamity funds.

Aside from damage to infrastructures that caused flashfloods, the heavy rains also caused landslide in Curuan and Limpapa among others, according to Despalo.

Last week City Agriculturist Diosdado Palacat reported that damage to crops and fishery products reached at least P57.9 million.

Palacat is set to submit recommendations for assistance to the affected farmers. — Sheila Covarrubias