Heavy rains and strong winds dumped by Typhoon “Pedring” on Tuesday rendered closed two national roads leading to this province, toppling power and communication lines in four central towns and isolating three northernmost towns from the rest of Central Luzon.
Erson Egargue, chief of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC), said 71 families or 200 individuals were evacuated to higher grounds in this capital town, Dilasag and Dingalan due to flash floods.
Howling winds knocked down electric posts in this town, Dipaculao, Ma. Aurora and San Luis, resulting in a power interruption starting at 3 a.m. Tuesday.
Power has not been restored as of press time.
A 37-year-old fisherman Christopher Madhos has been reported missing in Barangay Sabang since Monday.
Elmer Dabbay, district engineer of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), said heavy rains toppled trees, flooded spillways and rendered impassable the 120-kilometer Baler-Casiguran Road and the Baler-Bongabon Road crossing Barangay Villa in Ma. Aurora town, cutting off the towns of Dinalungan, Casiguran and Dilasag.