A total of 2,387 families or 6,505 individuals were placed in evacuation centers as a preemptive measure after heavy rains and gusty winds brought by typhoon Ompong hit 10 cities and municipalities in Cavite province.
The monitoring Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) and the Police Provincial Office reported zero-casualty in Cavite’s lowland and upland districts.
Those evacuated were mostly living near the coastal shores of the cities and towns of the province.
Affected were Cavite City, Bacoor City and the municipalities of Naic, Ternate, Kawit, Rosario, also called Salinas, Noveleta and inner Carmona and Indang.
Governor Jesus Crispin C. Remulla said that the evacuees returned to their homes when the weather condition improved later in the day.
Senior Superintendent William M. Segun, PPO director, reported that six houses in Magallanes and Ternate were destroyed when rains and strong winds lashed the areas starting before dawn Saturday.
Typhoon Signal 1 was raised in the province during the day.
Power outages were also experienced in some coastal municipalities of the province and that some trees fell in the areas due to the lashing winds.
There were no reported river overflowing nor deep street floods in the province.
The Cavite Office Public Safety Office (COPS), the PDRRMO and PPO continue to monitor the situation in the seven districts of the province as of press time. (Anthony Giron)
News source: Manila Bulletin