‘Gener’ spares Eastern Visayas

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012


TYPHOON Gener has spared Eastern Visayas of damages it brought to various areas in Luzon due to strong winds and continuous rains, the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) said.

In fact, as of Monday, the entire region was experiencing sunny skies, said Cherelyn Lubang, OCD-Eastern Visayas administrative officer.

“We’re lucky that Eastern Visayas was spared by the storm’s wrath. We did not receive or monitor any flooding or landslide incident,” Lubang said.

According to Lubang, their office has been monitoring the weather disturbance from their provincial point officers.

“And based on their monitoring as of Monday afternoon, the weather across the region was generally okay. Meaning, it was all skies clear with no rain,” Lubang said.

Roel Montesa, staff of Leyte Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council, said that since Friday night, all four water level stations in the towns of Pastrana, Dagami, Tanauan and Palo were “normal,” as the water stations ranged only from zero to 0.10 meters, way too far from the critical level of one meter.

Meantime, the weather in Biliran remains cloudy with gusty winds, said Flor Jackson, provincial manager of the Philippine Information Agency.

Jackson, however, said that on Friday, the provincial capital of Naval experienced some flooding reaching up to one-foot deep but the floodwater subsided with no damage report.

Rey Gozon, OCD-Eastern Visayas regional director, said the three municipalities in Biliran were flooded due to continuous heavy rains. These are Biliran, Almeria and Naval.

He said the storm brought no damage in the region except in Biliran where Barangays Caraycaray, Sabang, Larazabal, Bato, Borac, San Pablo and some other areas going to Catmon were flooded.

In Guiuan, Eastern Samar, where “Gener” was first spotted last Friday, some scattered rains were experienced, its town Mayor Annaliza Kwan said.

All sea terminals across the region, notably the seaport in Allen town Northern Samar which is the main gateway to Luzon, continue to operate, Gozon said. (Leyte Samar Daily Express)

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