Citizens Disaster Response Center | CDRC

Photo Gallery: Effects of Typhoon Quinta in Leyte

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Brgy. Pagsanghan, Abuyog, Leyte experienced sudden flooding on the early morning of Dec 25, 2012 due to Typhoon Quinta. Flood covered their rice fields and roads.  Meanwhile, their elementary school buildings and houses near their river and irrigation canals were also covered by water and mud up to knee-deep high.

Affected structures were electrical poles that fell, causing block-out in the Municipalities of Abuyog and Mac Arthur, Leyte. Several houses were partly destroyed when tree branches flew towards said houses. Some small shacks made in nipa and bamboos were totally destroyed.

Rice fields towards the foot of the mountain were submerged by water. Most newly planted rice saplings were razed to the ground. Banana trees were forced to bow. Coconut leaves fell, and some mango trees uprooted.

In MacArthur, according to their MDRRMC Executive officer, Fortunato Serafina, damages of ricecrops amounts to P199,400; vegetable plants-P18,000; residential buildings P89,000(mostly nipa roofings); coconut P4,500; and banana P2500 or a total of P313,500. As of this writing there have been no reports government infrastructures damaged.  In Abuyog, no information from the municipal government has been released.