Waves churned by ‘Pablo’ batter Davao Sur coastal village


PABLO’S WRATH . Food stalls collapse at the seaside Baywalk Park in Mati City in Davao Oriental a few hours after Typhoon Pablo hit land. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/ANDREW BASTES

DIGOS CITY, Philippines—At least 15 houses on the shoreline of a coastal village in Don Marcelino town, Davao del Sur were damaged Monday night after being battered by huge waves churned by Typhoon “Pablo,” the provincial disaster response office said Tuesday morning.

Roderick Milana, provincial disaster risk reduction management chief, said huge waves started to develop in Barangay Lindasan as early as 6:30 p.m. Monday, as Pablo approached Mindanao.

Seven of the houses, built from light materials, and a wooden paddle boat, were swept into the sea, Milana said.

Milana said huge waves also developed in Jose Abad Santos town, another coastal town adjacent to Don Marcelino.

Residents living near the shorelines had been evacuated and no casualty had been reported so far, he said.

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPT2OXXPOFXIP5C3XD26WOZJKM beverly “mapet” otiguey pecsoy

    We are praying for this affected people that God will cover you. God Bless You!

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