Almost 2,000 northern Luzon residents affected by ‘Goring’ – NDRRMC

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 27) –  More than 500 families, or 1,968 persons, were affected by the bad weather brought about by Super Typhoon Goring (international name: Saoloa), the disaster management agency reported Sunday.

In its latest situational report, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRMMC) said the affected residents were from the Ilocos Region and Cagayan Valley.

Out of the affected individuals, 24 were housed in evacuation centers.

No casualties and missing persons have been reported.

According to the Cagayan disaster response office, affected residents were logged in the towns of Gonzaga, Lal-lo, Sta. Ana, Gattaran, Baggao, and Sta. Teresita.

“Hindi na rin madaanan ang Abariongan Ruar-Abariongan Uneg road, Tammuco-Balagan-Abaruangan Ruar road at Tamban Bridge sa bayan ng Sto. Niño matapos umapaw ang tubig dala ng tuloy-tuloy na buhos ng ulan,” the disaster officials said.

[Translation: The Abariongan Ruar-Abariongan Uneg road, Tammuco-Balagan-Abaruangan Ruar road and Tamban Bridge in Sto. Niño town are now impassable because of rising floodwaters due to the continuous downpour.]

Goring developed into a super typhoon early Sunday morning. Its center was last spotted over the coastal waters of Palanan, Isabela.

The Philippine Coast Guard also suspended voyages within the area assigned to Coast Guard Northern Quezon as the Polillo Group of Islands is under Signal No. 1.

Goring has damaged some ₱40-million worth of infrastructure so far. There are no reports yet on how it has affected agriculture in the region.