Auring damages dike, bridges in Surigao del Norte
MANILA, Philippines — Several structures in Surigao del Norte towns sustained extensive damage as winds and rain brought by Tropical Storm Auring hit the Caraga Region on Sunday.
Photos uploaded on Facebook by the Public Information Agency (PIA) in the province showed the dike of the Claver Baoy River collapsing due to the strong surge of floodwaters in the Claver town.
Another PIA photo shows part of the Budlingin Bridge in the Alegria town had also collapsed, making it inaccessible.
Other PIA photos shows overflowing at the Bonifacio River in Surigao City and Tandag River in Tandag City, where several barangays were affected.
According to other reports from the Caraga Region, a huge part of Surigao del Sur was without power due to Auring’s strong winds.
As of 8:00 p.m., Auring was located 275 km east of Surigao City, with maximum sustained winds of 65 kph and gusts of up to 80 kph.
It was far from the Mindanao landmass, but satellite images showed that thick clouds, brought by both Auring and the northeast monsoon, continued to cover huge parts of the Visayas and Mindanao.
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