‘Rosita’ unleashes storm surges, big waves in 4 towns in Northern Samar
ORMOC CITY — The wrath of Typhoon “Rosita,” internationally known as “Yutu,” started to be felt on Monday in Northern Samar, especially in four of its coastal towns.
Affected were the towns of Pambujan, Mapanas, Gamay and Catarman, to Rei Josiah Echano, chief of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council, said in a telephone interview.
In Pambujan, waves reaching 3 to 5 meters high damaged at least 10 houses and dislocated 107 families.
In Mapanas, at least 77 families were affected when storm surges damaged 12 houses in Barangays 1, 2, 5, 6 and 8.
Several resorts in the adjacent town of Gamay were also affected by big waves. /atm
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