'Santi' leaves one dead in Jaen, Nueva Ecija

Posted at Oct 12 2013 10:12 AM | Updated as of Oct 12 2013 06:12 PM

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MANILA - Typhoon Santi has left one person dead in Jaen, Nueva Ecija.

The unidentified fatality was crushed after a tree fell on his home.

The strong winds brought by Santi have uprooted trees and destroyed crops in the province.

If the rains continue, flooding is also feared due to the overflowing of the Pantabangan Dam.

Nueva Ecija is considering declaring a state of calamity due to the damage caused by the typhoon.

Meantime, Jaen Mayor Santiago Austria is appealing for help as his town may soon run out of relief goods.

"Hindi na po kakayanin, ito sigurado ang dami na nagte-text nanghihingi ng suporta. Ang sinabi ko pumunta sila roon saw along station ng DRRMC sa buong Jaen, na may pagkain doon. Hindi ko po kakayanin at talagang hindi lang yun ang magiging punto, yung mga tao nakikipag text na yung bahay naming lumubog na, kahit po yung public market naming durog," said Austria.

-- News Now, October 12, 2013