Massive Flooding in Nueva Ecija.
Massive Flooding in Nueva Ecija.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Oct. 20 (PNA) -– Eight persons died, 27 others were injured and 74,308 families or 361,546 persons were displaced as Typhoon “Lando” battered Central Luzon over the weekend.

Based on the latest Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC), the fatalities were identified as Leonardo Cinco, a resident of Barangay Calantas, Casiguran; Armando de Leon of Barangay Dibaraybay Phase 2, Dinalungan; and Riza Lisma of Barangay Culat, Casiguran, all of Aurora province.

In Nueva Ecija, the casualties were Mario Abesamis of Barangay Pias, and Pedro Tuares of Barangay Pulong Matong, both in General Tinio town who died due to drowning.

Violeta Magbalot, a resident of Barangay San Julian, Moncada, Tarlac was electrocuted.

In Zambales, Evangeline Cortez of Barangay Gama, Sta. Cruz drowned while Benita Famanilay of Barangay Asinan proper, Subic was hit by collapsed wall.

Fourteen persons in Aurora, on the other hand, were suffered various injuries.

In Zambales, the RDRRMC reported that 12 person were also hurt while one in Nueva Ecija.

Meanwhile, a total of 512 villages in the seven provinces of Central Luzon were affected by Lando’s onslaught, displacing some 74,308 families or 361,546 individuals.

A family spent the night at a local gasoline station after their house was destroyed by typhoon Lando.
A family spent the night at a local gasoline station after their house was destroyed by typhoon Lando.

Nueva Ecija was the hardest hit by floods affecting some 45,483 families or 222,443 persons in the cities of Cabanatuan, Palayan and Gapan and in the towns of Aliaga, Quezon, Sto. Domingo, Talavera, Zaragoza, Carranglan, Llanera, Rizal, Talugtog, Bongabon, Gabaldon, Laur, Sta. Rosa, Cabiao, Gen. Tinio, Jaen, Penaranda, San Antonio, San Isidro and San Leonardo.

In Bulacan, some 16,920 families or 86,770 individuals were displaced by floods in the cities of Meycauayan and Malolos and in the towns of Bulakan, Calumpit, Paombong, San Ildefonso, San Miguel, Obando and Sta. Maria.

In Aurora where typhoon Lando made a landfall at 1 p.m. Sunday, a total of 102 villages in the towns of Baler, Casiguran, Dilasag, Dinalungan, Dingalan, Dipaculao, Ma. Aurora and San Luis, affecting some 4,956 families or 23,340 individuals.

A total of 2,876 families or 12,038 persons, on the other hand, were affected in the towns of Abucay, Hermosa, Orani and Orion in Bataan.

In Tarlac, a total of 1,779 families or 7,895 persons were hit by floods in 43 barangays of the towns of Anao, Moncada, Paniqui, Sta. Ignacia, Gerona, Victoria, Concepcion, Pura, and Tarlac City.

A total of 1,892 families or 6,877 individuals in the towns of Candelaria, Iba, Masinloc, Sta. Cruz and Olongapo City were affected by the typhoon.

The least affected by typhoon was Pampanga with 402 families or 2,183 individuals displaced in the towns of Sasmuan, Arayat and Masantol and in Angeles City. (PNA)