Hundreds evacuated in Ilocos Norte

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Typhoon Ineng brought flooding in Ilocos Norte, which led the local government to evacuate hundreds. (Photo by Jorem Ramos)

Laoag (CNN Philippines) — The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) had evacuated around 200 typhoon victims from the different barangays in Ilocos Norte on Friday (August 21).

The flooded barangays where rescue and evacuation operations were conducted are the following:

  • Manalpac and Bagbag in Solsona town
  • Barangay Catagtaguen in Banna
  • Barangay Cabaroan in Bacarra
  • Loing in Piddig
  • Capangdanan in Pinili
  • Elizabeth and San Esteban in Dingras
  • San Ramon and Parparoroc in Vintar

Jun Arvin Gudoy, chief of the Communication and Media Office of the provincial government, said the victims were brought to the different evacuation sites in the province.

Among the biggest number of evacuees are residents near the river in Parparoroc and San Ramon in Vintar town.

Vintar Councilor Amado Victor Racimo disclosed that more than 30 families were evacuated from the said areas.

Meanwhile, at least 8 houses were destroyed after an alleged tornado hit a barangay in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte at the height of Typhoon Ineng.

Vice Mayor Rex Benemerito said the roofs of some houses in Barangay Caunayan were flown away after a violent rotating wind swept in the area.

“Fortunately, nobody was hurt during the incident,” he said.

Benemerito had instructed the members of the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MDRRMC) to be on alert round the clock for possible rescue operations.