Towns in La Union, Cagayan flooded due to Typhoon Maring

Parts of La Union and were flooded due to heavy rains brought by Typhoon Maring.

In Luna town, La Union, the backyard of the Aquino family’s house in Barangay Oaqui was flooded.

Nel James Aquino said that his family evacuated after water entered their house.

On Monday, residents of Luna town reportedly experienced strong winds and rain.

Aquino said that their area is a catch basin and it is really flooding but only now have they experienced waist-deep and shoulder-length floods.

In the town of San Fernando City, the roof of a residential building in Barangay Sevilla Norte collapsed due to Typhoon Maring.

Rolf Guieb’s story, a strong wind blew away the roof of their apartment Monday night. Strong winds and rain began to be felt Monday.

There are still floods in some areas in San Fernando City and there is still no electricity.

In Bangar town, the Bangar Town Center, which was used as an evacuation area, was also flooded.

The were transferred to the school.

Currently, the Bauang, Aringay, and Amburayan Rivers in La Union are under strict surveillance.

Meanwhile, 13 towns in were affected by the floods caused by Typhoon Maring, according to Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office head Darwin Sacramed.

Towns in La Union, flooded due to Typhoon Maring

The towns of Baggao, Santa Teresita, and Buguey experienced severe flooding.

A security guard of the Philippine Ports Authority in Claveria town died due to the typhoon, Sacramed said.

While the victim was allegedly inspecting, he was allegedly hit by a strong wave and hit his head on the cement. The victim fell into the sea and drowned, Sacramed added.

The damage to crops is estimated at P14 million while the damage to is P353,000.

Currently, 43 families remain in evacuation centers in the towns of Camalaniugan and Santa Teresita.

At 3:00 PM today, the center of Severe Tropical Storm “MARING” was estimated based on all available data at 475 km West of Calayan, Cagayan (18.7°N, 117.0°E) (Outside of P.A.R.) with maximum sustained winds of 100 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 125 km/h. It is moving Westward at 30 km/h. Southwest Monsoon affecting Southern Luzon and the western sections of Visayas and Mindanao.

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