At least 19 people were killed in landslides in Cagayan, Ifugao, and Nueva Vizcaya due to typhoon Ulysses.
With the force of the rain brought on by Typhoon Ulysses, part of Sitio Tueg in Brgy. Bitag Grande in Baggao, Cagayan, collapsed early Friday morning.
According to authorities, ten houses were damaged, and 4 members of a family in the area were killed.
In Ifugao, 5 personnel of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) died in a landslide in Brgy. Viewpoint in Banaue.
According to authorities, they were conducting a clearing operation when the ground collapsed. Another 6 workers were missing while one survivor sustained injuries.
In Quezon town, Nueva Vizcaya, landslides occurred in three sites in Barangay Runruno. Ten were dead, including a two-month-old baby.
The part of the retaining wall on the national highway of Brgy. Abian sa Bambang was also damaged. Several other structures were damaged during the river rush there.
In Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, the road collapsed on the road in Sitio Bangkero, Brgy. Pancian, making clearing operations difficult.
The river overflowed in Santiago City, Isabela, Thursday morning. The water reached the roof of some houses in Brgy. Mabini.
19 dead, 6 missing in Cagayan, Ifugao, at Nueva Vizcaya landslides
Parts of the barangays of Calao East, Calao West, Batal, Sinsayon, Rosario, Malvar and Malini were also submerged.
The flood subsided, but it left a thick layer of mud, making it difficult to clean the houses’ dirt.
With the force of the flood, the wall in Mark Malabad’s house was damaged.
“Malakas yung impact ng agos,” he said.
In Cauayan City, some are still evacuated due to the intensifying floods. Rescuers caught up with some residents on the roof of their house.
According to the city government, almost half of the city was flooded.
“Ang ating mga number of barangays na totally submerged, 6 po yan. ‘Yun naman pong iba ay partially submerged. Ang barangay Gappal ay isolated,” said Cauayan Mayor Bernard Dy.
Even though the typhoon Ulysses is already outside the Philippine area of responsibility, heavy rains will still be experienced in Cagayan due to the north wind, according to the PAGASA weather bureau.