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P125-M worth of crops damaged in Cagayan due to monsoon rains

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines- The provincial government of Cagayan reported P125-million damage in agriculture during the onslaught of heavy monsoon rains last week.

In a report to the regional disaster risk reduction management council (RDRRMC), Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba said the towns of Alcala and Gattaran incurred most of the losses.

Gattaran reported P45,438,025 worth of losses in rice crops while Alcala town incurred P41,679,750 loss on rice crops.

Municipalities have reported P108,457,015 a total amount of loss in rice crops while a P2,116,138-worth of corn crops was also reported.

At least 17 roads and bridges also suffered minor damages, Mamba reported. Thirty-three houses were partially damaged while 8 houses were totally damaged.

The convergence of the tail-end cold front and northeast monsoon caused heavy rains in the province for three consecutive days.

Classes from Monday, November 6, to Wednesday, November 8, were suspended due to swollen rivers and flooded low-lying villages.

Around 62,000 individuals were affected while more than 6,000 persons were evacuated.

As of Friday, November 10, two people have been reported dead, both from the town of Santa Ana town.

Albert Ravelo, 47, and Richard Perez, 23, died when they were buried in separate incidents of landslide. Northernforum.net

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