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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesThursday, November 14, 2013
Negros Oriental
ButtonHundreds evacuated as spillways overflow
ButtonP2M relief goods sent to Leyte
Mass burial cancelled, anger of survivors turning deadly

Hundreds evacuated as
spillways overflow

Hundreds of residents were evacuated in Dumaguete City and other parts of Negros Oriental Tuesday night because of heavy rainfall brought by typhoon “Zoradida” that caused rivers and spillways to overflow.

The heavy rains started late afternoon and lasted for several hours although the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration had announced at noon Tuesday that “Zoraida” had weakened into a low pressure area, and public storm warning signal no. 1 hoisted over Negros Oriental and neighboring provinces that morning, had been lifted.

The Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils of the towns and cities and the provincial government deployed rescue groups and personnel and pre-positioned resources in anticipation of its impact.

P2M relief goods
sent to Leyte

The Energy Development Corporation sent another tranche of relief packs, worth about P2 million, for victims of typhoon “Yolanda” in Leyte.

Around 10,021 packs, containing three kilos of rice, two canned goods, two packs of noodles and one liter of bottled water each, were prepared for shipment yesterday to Ormoc City and Kananga town in Leyte.

Dwight Maxino, EDC vice president for Negros, said this is the third batch of relief packs sent by the company, through the combined efforts of the southern and northern Negros geothermal plants.

Mass burial cancelled, anger
of survivors turning deadly

TACLOBAN – Gunfire forced the cancellation of a mass burial here yesterday as authorities struggled to dispose of the dead, while anger among survivors at the slow trickle of aid turned deadly.

Thousands of people jostled and begged for seats on scarce flights out of the ruined city of Tacloban, where putrefying corpses compounded a growing health menace after one of the strongest storms on record killed thousands.

Attempts to bury some of the victims of super typhoon “Yolanda” suffered a setback when gunshots halted a convoy travelling towards a communal grave.

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