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Navy evacuates residents affected by flood in Cagayan; transports stranded individuals in Quezon

By: COL ARIEL R CACULITAN PN(M)(GSC)

Due to the massive flooding in Northern Luzon the past week, the Philippine Navy dispatched a rescue team to Cagayan and a vessel to ferry stranded passengers in Quezon over the weekend.

Twenty-seven residents of Brgy Damurog, Alcala, Cagayan were evacuated to safety Friday afternoon, 05 Nov ’10, by a Navy rescue team after floodwaters swamped their Barangay. An 11-man rescue team from the Navy’s San Vicente Naval Operating Base in Sta Ana town rushed to Alcala with their M35 truck, two rubber boats with OBM, and other rescue paraphernalia following a request from the commander of the Army’s 17th IB to assist residents of flooded villages in Alcala and neighboring towns.

The following day, 06 November, the Navy Team transported 32 sacks of relief goods to Brgy Damurog and distributed them to the affected residents. The team is on standby in Sta Ana for possible dispatch to barangays affected by flood.

Still on 06 November, Philippine Navy vessel BRP Alfredo Peckson (PG 372) transported 130 civilians who were stranded due to rough sea condition in two Aurora towns. PG 372 moored in Dibacong Pier, Casiguran, Aurora ferried 60 civilians to Dinajawan, Dipaculao town in the morning and also ferried 70 civilians from Dipaculao town on its way back to Casiguran.

  Posted: Nov-07-2010
 

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