Bishop issues appeal for flood victims in Isabela

Bishop issues appeal for flood victims in Isabela

Flooding in Ilagan City, Isabela. ILAGAN CITY PIO

By Fr. Mickey Cardenas

December 5, 2019

Ilagan, Isabela

Amid the heavy rains induced by Typhoon “Tisoy”, a Catholic bishop has appealed for help for the victims of the flooding in the different towns of Isabela province.

Bishop David William Antonio of Ilagan asked that donations in cash and in-kind – especially food packs – be brought to their Chancery so that these could be distributed “right away” to the affected communities.

Heavy rains brought by typhoon “Tisoy” brought floods to the province that rendered at least 16 bridges still not passable as of Thursday.

According to the Isabela Provincial Police, these bridges were in Cabagan-Sto Tomas; Sta Maria-Cabagan; Alicaocao, Cauayan City; Brgy Sipat, Cauayan City; Turayong, Cauayan City; Brgy Cabisera 8, Ilagan City; Brgy Baculod, Ilagan City; Brgy Gucab, Echague; Brgy Annafunan, Echague; Brgy Sto Domingo, Quirino; Brgy Sinaoangan Norte, San Agustin; Brgy Colorado, San Guillermo; Brgy Dipacamo, San Guillermo; Brgy Palawan, San Guillermo; Brgy Fugu,Ilagan City and in Brgy Sta Isabel,Ilagan City.

In the Capital, Ilagan City has declared a state of calamity.

The city government of Ilagan also reported that over 10,349 families or around 30,000 individuals were affected by high waters that inundated 41 barangays in 19 towns.

In Barangay Marana alone, floodwaters have almost reached the roof of houses.

Those who would like to extend assistance to the diocese are advised to contact Sr. Michaela of the Diocesan Social Action Center at 09556097276 or Diocesan Chancellor Fr. Ric-Zeus Angobung at 09178886301.