Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tornado damages 120 houses, fells trees, posts in QC, Philippines

At least 120 houses were damaged in Barangay Bagong Silangan, Quezon City, after a tornado tore through the community around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Barangay chairperson Crisell Beltran said the tornado blew off the roofs of houses and uprooted several trees and electric posts, causing a power outage in the area.

According to residents, the tornado hit the communities of Area 5 and Lingayen in Sitio Veterans, Panther Street in Sitio Veterans 4 and a house in Spring Country.

Fortunately, no one was reported killed or hurt when it struck.

Beltran, meanwhile, asked the city government to provide assistance to affected residents, particularly those who need to repair their damaged houses.

Most of the houses in the area which is situated near a small creek were made of light materials. Julie M. Aurelio Source