The Aftermath: WV rapid assessment team survey the damage of Typhoon Ompong in Baggao, Cagayan and Tuguegarao City
World Vision rapid assessment team is in the town of Baggao in Cagayan, Philippines to survey the damage of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut). According to government officials, the town bore the brunt of the typhoon.
Mangkhut did not only topple trees and electric posts, it also swept away roofs and demolished houses. Power and communication lines remain inaccessible in the whole town.
The strong gusts of wind and floods destroyed the crops of the local farmers, devastating hectares of land. An estimated P400M worth of corn and P300M worth of rice crops were lost because of the typhoon.
Meanwhile, the team also visited Tuguegarao City to survey the destruction left by Typhoon Mangkhut.
“Residents have started to remove debris from the roads and clean their homes,” World Vision staff Lanelyn Carillo shared. “Electricity in the whole city has been out since the 14th.”
World Vision staff deployed in North Luzon is in close coordination with the local government and other agencies for possible joint assessment in the hardest hit areas.
Published September 16, 2018; 9:00 AM
Updated September 16, 2018/ 12:00 PM
**This is a developing story.