Impasug-ong evacuates 29 families due to Typhoon Odette
MALAYBALAY CITY (BukidnonNews.Net/16 December 2021) The Local Government Unit evacuated 29 families in Impasug-ong town, one of 10 areas placed under Storm Signal No. 2 in Bukidnon, according to a report from the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) based on initial count as of 4p.m. Thursday, December 16, 2021.
The resident were brought to evacuation centers in their areas.
Responders forcibly brought a total of 26 families in different villages to safer grounds: 13 families in Guihean-proper, six families in Sitio Pinaanan, four families in Sitio Ilignan, and one family each from Brgy. Capitan Bayong in Sayawan, and Dumalaguing.
On account of preemptive evacuation, the Impasug-ong Rescue Team led three families from Brgy. Poblacion to the evacuation center.
The team reported they are still consolidating number of evacuees from other barangays.
The Local Government Unit of Impasug-ong gave food assistance to the affected families in Sitio Pinaanan, Barangay Dumalaguing and other affected areas.
The MDRRMO also prohibited residents from crossing the Barangay Guihean, Impasug-ong Bridge due to flash flood in the area. Authorities temporarily blocked the road to Sitio Kalinawan of the same barangay due to its unsafe situation.
The MDRRMO also reported that at around 5pm today, a motorcycle driver was hit as a tree fell along a road in Barangay Poblacion MDRRMO Impasug-ong and barangay responders attended to the incident.
Aside from Impasug-ong, nince other areas in Bukidnon were placed under Storm Signal No. 2: Cabanglasan, City of Malaybalay, Lantapan, Talakag, Baungon, Libona, Manolo Fortich, Sumilao, and Malitbog.
As of the 11p.m. Thursday update of the weather bulletin of DOST-Pagasa, Typhoon Odette has weakened. Three areas were removed from the list: Malaybalay City, Cabanglasan, and Lantapan. (Vanessa N. Pamisaran/BukidnonNews.Net)
IN PHOTOS: The Local Government Unit of Impasug-ong prevented residents from using the bridge in Brgy. Guihean due to the sudden rise of water level and strong current. Photo posted around 4p.m. courtesy of Impasug-ong Rescue Team