OCD reports floods and landslides in some Luzon areas; no casualties

MANILA, July 5 (PNA) — Due to continuous heavy rains brought about by tropical storm “Egay,” some areas in Luzon remain flooded while some roads are blocked by landslides although there are no reported casualties, an official of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) said Monday evening.

OCD Director Romeo Fajardo said they had conducted rescue and evacuation operations in La Union, where eight flooding incidents and flashfloods were reported. Moreover, 35 families in Palawan were affected by sudden floods.

In the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), there were areas which experienced floods since Sunday while landslide occurred in Baguio City, particularly along Kennon Road, Fajardo reported.

He added that there were power interruptions in La Union and some parts of the Ilocos provinces and Pangasinan, while 90 percent of Baguio City and 50 percent of Benguet province have no electric power.

He noted that three houses were reported damaged in Palawan and La Union by the storm, which also stranded some passengers vessels and caused the cancellation of certain domestic flights.

Fajardo said that overall, TS “Egay” did not cause much damage.

“Hindi tayo masyadong naapektuhan… Sa tingin ko naman, nakapaganda, more than the effect, I think its our preparation that matters,” he added. (PNA)