Sunday, December 05, 2021

Rockslides destroy houses in Buenavista, Guimaras

SOME houses were destroyed after a rockslide struck Barangay Dagsaan, Buenavista, Guimaras in the evening of October 4, 2021.

The continuous rains brought by Tropical Depression "Lannie" caused the slight movement of soil down mountain slopes in Sitio Buro in Barangay Dagsaan.

The Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (BDRRM) Team immediately responded and went to the affected area.

Punong Barangay William Islao of Dagsaan informed the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office of the incident.

A house made of light materials owned by Juvylee Talaron was destroyed.

Another house owned by Sandy Jimenez was damaged, as it is also made of light materials.

On Tuesday, October 5, Provincial DRRMO personnel checked the site and assessed the damage.

No casualties were recorded from the hazard.

The BDRRM and Municipal Disaster Risk and Management (MDRRM) officers are closely monitoring the area were the rockslide occurred.

Residents around the affected area were advised to evacuate and relocate.

Preparatory measures are also observed by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. It also alerted all M/BDRRMCs and the response teams such as the Bureau of Fire Protection, Philippine Coast Guard, Philippine Navy and the Guimaras Police Provincial Office.

The PDRRMC also prepositioned two dump trucks, one flood boat and three chainsaws. (PR)


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