TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines- At least 4 people died in Cagayan when powerful super typhoon Lawin hit the province Wednesday night, October 19.
Rogelio Sending, Cagayan provincial information officer, said one of the death casualties was Rosita Rumbaua in Baggao town.
Rumbaua died when their whole house was blown away by strong winds.
Rumbaua died while four of her family survived.
Another casualty was Sherly Baccay, a teacher in University of St. Louis in Tuguegarao.
Baccay died when a tree fell off her house. Her family was also injured.
Sending said thousands of people are still in the evacuation centers because their houses were totally damaged and flooded.
About 240,000 people in 29 towns and 345 villages (barangays) were affected by the typhoon and the provincial government said the number could still increase as some reports from other towns are yet to reach them.
Sending said they don’t have estimate yet on when the power could be brought back.
He added that P5.2 billion worth of damaged agricultural crops was recorded so far. TNF/Rappler.com