From Yolanda to Agaton: Floods continue for E.Samar residents | Inquirer News

From Yolanda to Agaton: Floods continue for E.Samar residents

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 09:35 PM January 18, 2014

Eastern Samar Rep. Ben Evardone INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – Even before they could recover from the devastation of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan), residents in Eastern Samar are again facing floods and possibly landslides due to the continuous rains spawned by Tropical Depression “Agaton”.

Eastern Samar Representative Ben Evardone on Saturday said around 300 families in the towns of Guian and Hernani who were also victims of “Yolanda” have been evacuated from tents to higher ground.


Evardone said 20 villages from Eastern Samar were flooded.

He added that the highway connecting Eastern and Western Samar remained impassable.


The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) in its latest advisory said the Visayas would continue to experience cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms which may trigger flashfloods and landslides.

Eastern Visayas is still recovering from the devastation brought by “Yolanda” that left more than six thousand dead in late 2013.

Related Stories:

Floods, landslides kill 37 in Mindanao

Guiuan folk: How shall we live?

‘Yolanda’ turns town into terrifying wasteland

Click here for more weather related news.

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: Agaton, Eastern Samar, floods, Guiuan, Hernani, Weather, Yolanda
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2021 | 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.