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Nearly 30,000 people affected by ‘Caloy’

SURIGAO CITY – Nearly 8,000 families or 30,000 people were affected by tropical depression “Caloy” in the four provinces of Northeastern and Northern Mindanao regions.

Surigao del Norte Gov. Sol F. Matugas said there are at least 4, 170 families or 18, 281 individuals who are currently affected by typhoon ‘Caloy’ in the whole province of Surigao del Norte.

The various Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils (DRRMC) meanwhile assured that equipment, vehicles and rescue mobile patrols, and personnel have already been mobilized to assist victims in Surigao del Norte, Surigao City and Dinagat Islands.

Force evacuation have already been imposed in the 100 barangays of the seven towns in Dinagat Islands.

As of press time, there is still no reported casualties and damages.

“As of now, no reported victims caused by landslide or flooding. We are on round-the-clock close monitoring,” Matugas said.

Meanwhile, Dinagat Islands Provincial Information Officer Jane Mayola said the 4 rescued fishermen, identified as Gennie Comendador, Felix Quiñones, Ronald Calaycay and certain Jake Comendador are already under medical attention and out of danger.

The four fishermen were rescued when their fishing boat capsized along the sealine of Pamuno-an, in Loreto town while on its way home from fishing in Homonhon. (Mike Crismundo)