Habagat brings over P25M damages to Baguio

BAGUIO CITY (July 31, 2021) — Baguio City suffered more than P25 million worth of structural damages not including the unproductive days of working residents because of the heavy downpours brought by the monsoon enhanced by Typhoon “Fabian” and the recent Low Pressure Areas (LPAs).
The city logged one death and three injuries. Another death was recorded although was not included in the data because the victim was a suspected thief who slipped to his death escaping from the 6th floor of a hotel here.
According to the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO), the figure represents P9,060,000 in private structure damages and P16,653,000 in damages to public structures.
The disaster office admitted though that the figures are just rough estimates  from a risk damage assessment and needs analysis (RDANA) conducted by the CDRRMO in collaboration with the offices of the city engineer, buildings and architecture, environment and parks management, and social welfare and development.
RDANA is still ongoing since many incidents are still unreported.The CDRRMO also revealed that the continuous heavy rains displaced 112 families composed of 474 individuals who took temporary shelter in evacuation centers and other facilities.
The evacuees were attended by the City Social Welfare and Development Offuce (CSWDO).
The CDRRMO also logged one stranded family; two totally and 50 partially damaged houses; 64 landslides and erosions; 37 fallen or leaning trees; three electrical problems; one leaning electrical post; eight flooding incidents; 14 eroded and collapsed ripraps; three damaged canals; one fence about to collapse and one displaced manhole.
Artemio A. Dumlao