Typhoon Vicky submerges 5 barangays in Surigao del Sur; evacuation underway

Typhoon Vicky submerges 5 barangays in Surigao del Sur; evacuation underway

SURIGAO del Sur – Overnight rains have triggered flooding here particularly the local government units of Lianga and San Agustin prompting local disaster search and rescue teams to launch massive evacuation efforts.

Uniformed personnel from the 3rd SF Battalion also lent a helping hand in the rescue operation efforts (with photos) together with civilian volunteers.

The 3SFBn emailed Maharlika TV News Group an initial list of affected areas:

3 barangays of Lianga, Surigao del Sur

A video footage taken from one of the flooded barangays.

-Barangay Payasan

-Barangay Ban-as

-Barangay Banaho

2 barangays of San Agustin, Surigao del Sur

-Barangay Buhisan

-Barangay Buatong

Monitoring of affected areas along with residents in the said barangays continue and so with relief operations.

The LGUs also said the MDRRMC and MSWDO are now conducting follow up relief operations. (AI as contributed by 1Lt. Andreo Punzalan/3SFBn)

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