Sunday, October 11, 2009
Baguio landslides kill 200: food and gasoline almost gone
As casualties rise, Baguio residents face another disaster---lack of food, water and gasoline. The Baguio government is thinking of rationing supplies since the summer capital is still isolated at this point. Army engineers are rushing to fix McArthur, Kennon and Naguilan roads. Baguio has been isolated from La Union since Friday.
Meanwhile, government estimates flood damage to properties has reached P 30 billion already. There are fears however, that this figure will rise shortly after an assessment has been made on the extent of the damage to Pangasinan, Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte, which continue to remain under water Sunday.