Typhoon 'Labuyo' batters Aurora town

Posted at Aug 12 2013 12:11 PM | Updated as of Aug 12 2013 08:11 PM

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Communication and power were down in the town of Dinalungan, Aurora several areas in Aurora province after being hit by typhoon "Labuyo" Monday morning.

Several electric posts were toppled, leaving the town without electricity, according to Dinalungan Mayor Tito Tubigan.

At least 106 units in a housing project and 489 more around the town were damaged after being battered by the typhoon.

Twelve school buildings were also damaged in the town. Some 135 individuals were also evacuated to a nearby school.

The province's agriculture sector was also hit by the typhoon, but authorities have yet to make an assessment of the damage.

Radio dzMM, 12 August 2013