Whirlwind damages 14 houses in Lanao del Norte town | Inquirer News
Close  

Whirlwind damages 14 houses in Lanao del Norte town

/ 04:17 PM February 25, 2022

Whirlwind damages 14 houses in Lanao del Norte town

ILIGAN CITY — A whirlwind struck the coastal village of Rebucon in Kolambugan town, Lanao del Norte province on Friday morning, damaging 14 houses made of light materials.

ADVERTISEMENT

Rebucon village chief Nestor Bacalso told the Inquirer by phone that the whirlwind swept through the village quickly amid heavy rain.

Bacalso said no one was hurt during the incident.

FEATURED STORIES

Thirteen of the houses had walls ripped off.

The families fixed their damaged homes so they would not stay in an evacuation center, Bacalso said.

Construction worker Arnel Lobido, 33, said that while waiting for a ride on the national highway, he saw the whirlwind coming from the sea toward the village.

He ran back to their house to evacuate his family and alerted his neighbors.

He said they had to dodge roofs blown away as they rushed to the highway for safety.

Suddenly, the strong winds and rain stopped, Lobido recalled.

Kolambugan Mayor Lorenzo Mañigos has directed the local government’s disaster response and social welfare offices to extend immediate assistance to the affected families.

Lanao del Norte Gov. Imelda Quibranza-Dimaporo also directed the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office to aid the affected families, even if it’s a holiday.

lzb

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Kolambugan, Lanao del Norte, Whirlwind
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.