‘Pablo’ rips off roofs, topples trees in Davao Oriental town

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12:16 PM December 4th, 2012

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December 4th, 2012 12:16 PM

Typhoon “Pablo” topples a tree at the downtown area in Mati City, Davao Oriental. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/ ANDREW BASTES

DAVAO CITY, Philippines—Roofs flew as Typhoon “Pablo” hit Tarragona town in Davao Oriental Tuesday morning.

Vivencio Anislag, municipal planning and development coordinator, said several houses in Tarragona are now with damaged roofs after Pablo struck at around 3 a.m.

“Ganito pala ang bagyo?”Anislag said, stressing that it was the first time residents experienced a typhoon.

Anislag said strong winds also toppled several trees.

“We are now conducting clearing operations,” he said.

As of 7 a.m., the strong wind has stopped. “But there’s still rain,” he said.

Initial reports revealed that at least four seaside huts were destroyed by the typhoon. There were no reported casualties.

A total of 321 people have been evacuated to safer grounds as early as Monday.

Tarragona faces the Pacific Ocean.

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