Ramil-triggered floods damage P1-M agri crops in Baler

By , on November 4, 2017


Floods spawned by tropical storm "Ramil"  destroyed more than PHP1-million worth of agricultural crops in this capital town of Aurora. (Photo by Andrew Gustar/Flickr, CC BY-ND 2.0)
Floods spawned by tropical storm “Ramil” destroyed more than PHP1-million worth of agricultural crops in this capital town of Aurora. (Photo by Andrew Gustar/Flickr, CC BY-ND 2.0)

BALER, Aurora—Floods spawned by tropical storm “Ramil”  destroyed more than PHP1-million worth of agricultural crops in this capital town of Aurora.

Gabriel Llave, chief of the Municipal Disaster risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO), said floodwaters  destroyed some PHP1,028,498 worth of rice crops on a 21.5-hectare farm lands in the villages of Reserva, Pingit, Buhangin and Calabuanan (Setan).

Llave said torrential rains due to tropical storm Ramil caused 2 ½ feet deep floods in the said areas.

He added that water level of rivers and creeks also rose up to more than two feet during All Saints Day.

In Sitio Baclaran, Barangay Suklayin, the floodwater rose up to hip-level Thursday.

Although the floodwater already subsided in some parts here, Llave advised fishermen not to go fishing due t cloudly skies with occasional light rains. (PNA)