MindaNews » Agusan flood ‘bakwits’ now at 41,000.
December 30, 2011, Mindanews
AGUSAN DEL SUR (MindaNews) – Close to 41,000 people have already evacuated to higher and safer grounds while 745 houses have been destroyed in the floods that swept 28 barangays in four towns and a city in this province since Monday.
The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) of Agusan del Sur reported on Thursday that 40,946 people living in low lying barangays were affected when rivers and creeks overflowed. The report said 22 of the 745 damaged houses were washed out when rampaging flashfloods hit five barangays of Rosario town – Cabawan, Tagbayagan, Novele, Libuac and Poblcaion.
Armando Gomez, chief of staff of Gov. Adolph Edward Plaza, said 13,971 persons are temporarily housed in 10 evacuation centers in the towns of San Francisco, Rosario, Loreto and San Luis and in Bayugan City.
Reports said that 10 barangays were under water in Rosario, eight in Loreto, five in San Francisco, three in San Luis and one in Bayugan City.
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