10,000 Cagayan folk in evacuation centers after Rosita exit


Posted at Oct 31 2018 07:42 AM | Updated as of Feb 24 2020 05:53 PM

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Some 10,400 residents who fled typhoon Rosita's fierce winds and rains remain in evacuation centers in Cagayan province on Wednesday morning, a disaster official said. 

Rosita ripped across Luzon on Tuesday, sparking multiple deadly landslides and ripping off roofs.

Cagayan evacuees were advised not to return to their homes yet as the Cagayan River continued to swell as it caught waters from nearby areas like Isabela, where Rosita made landfall, said retired S/Supt. Pedro Danguilan, OIC of the provincial disaster office. 

The river's level was at 9.37 meters in the Buntun Bridge area around 8 a.m. This has breached the 7-meter warning level and is just 2.6 meters shy of the 12-meter critical level, the local disaster office said. 


This drone shot shows the rising level of the Cagayan River. Courtesy of Jesus Taquiqui 

Several bridges in the province remained impassable, he added.

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DZMM, 31 October 2018