Thousands in Cavite seek shelter
SAN PEDRO CITY – Thousands of residents, mostly in the coastal towns of Cavite province, sought shelter in evacuation centers.
Trixia Flores, provincial disaster risk reduction and management officer, said 803 families (3,306 persons) were still in evacuation sites as of Saturday morning, following bouts of heavy rain and strong winds brought by Typhoon “Ompong” (international name: Mangkhut).
These, she said, were in the towns of Noveleta, Rosario, Tanza, and Cavite City.
In Ternate town, a fallen tree damaged a house in Barangay Bucana. No one was reported hurt in the incident.
Power outages also occurred in Ternate and Indang towns.
Flores said there was no massive flooding in the province and that most rivers stayed at their normal water levels.
Inquirer calls for support for the victims of typhoon Ompong
Responding to appeals for help, the Philippine Daily Inquirer is extending its relief to victims of the recent typhoon Ompong.
Cash donations may be deposited in the Inquirer Foundation Corp. Banco De Oro (BDO) Current Account No: 007960018860 and Swift Code: BNORPHMM.
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