Friday, July 29, 2011

Twister ravaged over 200 houses in 2 Barangays of Cagayan de Oro

Cagayan de Oro News Online – More than 200 houses were destroyed by the sudden attacked of twister (buhawi in local dialect) in two barangays of Cagayan de Oro City yesterday, reports reaching this site said.


Government authorities have identified the two barangays that were ravaged by the twister that first hit the city, as barangays Bulua and Patag.


Patag Barangay Chair Benny Fabricante reported that initial count of houses in his barangay that were destroyed by the ipo-ipo already reach to more than 80 houses while they are still investigating for more victims.


During the attack of twister, the village chief said, small houses made of light wooden materials were easily flown by the big twister including the houses’ kitchen utensils, roofings, clothings, as well as big trees were also being uprooted because of the strong impact of the twister.
The village chief also reported to a local radio station here that some of the victims were injured while no one is yet to be reported casualty of the calamity that ravaged the area.


Menwhile, in almost the same time two twisters were also reported in Barangay Bulua. Members of the city’s rescue unit have already accounted more than 100 houses being destroyed by the twister.


The local office of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) was quick to report that the three twisters that hit the city were among the effect of climate change.


Luz Mercado of PAGASA explained the twisters in the city were a result of the unexpected meeting of cumulonimbus cloud in the sky that formed into a twister and hit the city.

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