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‘Rosita’ unleashes storm surges, big waves in 4 towns in Northern Samar

By: - Correspondent / @rdejonINQ
/ 07:34 PM October 29, 2018
Northern Samar coastal village

Four coastal towns in Northern Samar were affected by big waves and storm surges, according to Rei Josiah Echano, chief of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council. (Photo by REI JOSIAH ECHANO / Northern Samar PDRRMC)

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.

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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.

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Several resorts in the adjacent town of Gamay were also affected by big waves. /atm

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