By Francis Wakefield
The spokesperson of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Thursday said at least 67 heads of cattle were killed by flooding, not caused by Domeng, but due to the effects of the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ).
The clarification was made by Director Edgar Posadas during a phone interview Thursday.
“In the ARMM, we asked about that, actually that was due to the effect of the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) and not by Domeng,” Posadas said.
“The problem is currently we have a moonsoon track, ITCZ, and Domeng. I was able to read the report, they were able to count 67 heads of cattle (dead) in Maguindanao due to the ITCZ,” he said.
A report by the NDRRMC also said that a flash flood incident occurred in Purok 6, Brgy. Hanagdong and Purok 3, Brgy. Tinago, Malimono, Surigao del Norte caused by river overflow due to heavy rains brought by Tropical Depression “Domeng”.
He said 10 households and barangay roads were reportedly affected. The Provincial Engineering Office of Surigao del Norte conducted removal of debris and clean-up operations along the riverbed and affected areas.
Affected roads are now passable to all types of vehicles.