Author Topic: Typhoon floods rice fields in northern Philippines  (Read 338 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Online EC

  • Shanghaied Editor
  • Member
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 16,639
  • Silence is Golden. Boredom is even better.
Typhoon floods rice fields in northern Philippines
« on: October 11, 2013, 11:39:34 PM »
Via AP:

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A typhoon flooded villages and farms in the northern Philippine's major rice-growing region early Saturday, but officials said no casualties were immediately reported.

Typhoon Nari slammed into Aurora province northeast of Manila late Friday with 150 kilometers (94 miles) per hour winds and gusts of up to 185 kph (116 mph). U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry had called off his trip to the Philippines on Friday due to the weather.

More than 2,500 people were evacuated from several coastal villages of Aurora before the typhoon made landfall, said provincial disaster officer Amado Elson Egargue. Authorities shut off electricity for the entire province before the storm, and power restoration will depend upon the extent of the damage, he said.

In nearby Nueva Ecija province, Gov. Aurelio Umali told DZMM radio that fallen trees and electric pylons blocked all the major roads in the province. He said the initial estimate was that 15,000 hectares (37,050 acres) of rice may have been damaged or destroyed.

Bulacan provincial Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado said more than 20 villages in two towns remained flooded Saturday, with some areas under about 2 meters (6 feet) of water. He said about 10,000 hectares (24,700 acres) of rice and vegetable farms were damaged.

More at link. That is going to cause some grief. Lot of rice to lose for a small and relatively poor country.
Before you bitch about the youth of today ... think about who raised them.

Avatar thanks to Oceander.

I've got a website now: Smoke and Ink

Share me

Digg  Facebook  SlashDot  Delicious  Technorati  Twitter  Google  Yahoo