Parts of Batanes left without power, water after 'Ferdie' onslaught


Posted at Sep 15 2016 02:56 AM

MANILA - Parts of Batanes were left without power and water after Typhoon Ferdie ravaged the island province on Wednesday.

Speaking on ANC, Batanes Rep. Henedina Abad appealed for help.

She said 110 evacuees are staying at a local elementary school in Basco after they lost their homes to the typhoon.

Abad said there were no casualties recorded yet after the onslaught of the typhoon.

"Wala kami casualties. Pero ang heavy ng damage namin sa crop at saka infrastructure (We do not have casualties but crops and infrastructures were heavily damaged)," Abad said.

Abad said her team will fly to Batanes Thursday to bring goods, especially drinking water for the residents.

According to Abad, they are still unsure if they can reach Itbayat in Batanes, which was directly hit by Typhoon Ferdie. 

Meanwhile, the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council in Region 2 said initial assessments made by the agency showed that several landslides occurred in Batanes.

Temporary communication equipment will be installed in the areas as modes of communication were cut as a result of the typhoon's onslaught.