Bohol town evacuees return home after storm signal lifted
TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol – Evacuees in Candijay town, Bohol, have started returning home on Wednesday morning after the state weather bureau lifted the storm signal over the province.
At least 200 families from six villages were allowed to go home since the weather had improved, said Jeryl Lacang-Fuentes, local disaster risk reduction, and management officer.
Barangays Cadapdapan, Panadtaran, La Union, San Isidro, Cambane and Boyo-an have been identified as areas vulnerable to landslide and flooding.
But Fuentes said the rains spawned by Tropical Depression “Samuel” didn’t trigger flood and landslide in Candijay located about 97 km southeast of Tagbilaran.
He added they also didn’t receive any reports of casualties or damage to property caused by Samuel.
He attributed this to early and better preparation by the municipal government.
As of 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Samuel was spotted 90 km southeast of Roxas City, Capiz, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration.
Sea travel in Bohol resumed on Wednesday morning.
According to Seaman Second Class Anwar John Sinajon of the Philippine Coast Guard-Tagbilaran Station, all vessels, including motorbancas, in the ports of the province were allowed to sail about 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday. ###
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