Friday, January 16, 2009

3 towns in Cebu hit by big waves, 62 houses wiped out

Three coastal towns were largely affected when big waves destroyed and washed out residents’ houses as storm surged in Cebu province.

Towns of Ginatilan,Samboan and Dumanjug were badly hit by the waves wiping out a total number of 62 houses, said National Disaster Coordinating Council.

In the town of Ginatilan, five barangays were affected as the incident occurred. Six houses were damaged in Barangay Guiwanon, 12 in Barangay Looc, two in Barangay San Roque, one in Barangay Palanas and five houses in Barangay Poblacion bringing to a total of 26 damaged residences, as confirmed by Civil Defense officer Marichu Tan.

Tan also said 26 houses were also devastated in six barangays in the town of Samboan while Barangay Looc in the town of Dumanjug was the only barangay affected leading to the obliteration of 10 houses there.

The evacuated families were transferred in different schools and municipal halls, Tan added.

So far, no casualties were reported in the incident.

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