Bacnotan La Union Severely Damaged By Typhoon Egay

Residents of Bacnotan La Union and the entire La Union Province, the Philippines are afraid of the coming typhoon “Falcon” since the province has not yet recovered from the devastations caused by Typhoon “Egay”.

Ildefonso Almirol’s family from Bacnotan La Union suffered a double tragedy.

Last week, her son died and then her house was flooded by typhoon “Egay”. The Cemetery where her son will be finally laid to rest is above water.

The Bacnotan Public Cemetery was flooded neck deep at the height of the Typhoon when the Busawit Dam released excess water.

Until now, there are areas in the Bacnotan La Union public cemetery that are flooded including the grave where Mrs. Almirol’s son will be laid to rest.

Mrs. Almirol hope’s that her son will finally be laid to rest tomorrow before the rain comes caused by the coming typhoon “Falcon”.

Earlier, the Bacnotan La Union local government distributed relief goods to residents of isolated communities near rivers.

Most of the hanging bridges going to these communities were destroyed during the typhoon which caused their communities to be isolated.

It was difficult for Bacnotan La Union’s local government to transport the relief goods to these isolated communities because the river is almost 20 feet deep.

It has been 2 days that these communities have had no electricity and they are not aware of the coming typhoon “Falcon”.

Mayor Francisco Fontanilla of Bacnotan La Union said that ways are being developed to easily distribute relief goods to his constituents in a case similar natural calamities will occur.

Meanwhile, GMA Kapuso Foundation is conducting a relief operation in Bangar La Union to help those communities which have not yet received any help from anybody.

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