SAN FRANCISCO, Surigao del Norte – This town has been put under a state of calamity because of damage sustained by several infrastructures when a 6.7-magnitude earthquake hit the region and Surigao City last Friday (February 10, 2017).
In an interview, Vice Mayor Val Pinat told that the municipal council affirmed the resolution a declaring a state of calamity on Monday afternoon.
Engr. Melchor C. Añasco, municipal engineer and office designate of the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office said they initially pegged the damage at 106 million pesos.
Among the destroyed infrastructure is the P75-million Anao-aon Bridge which connected Surigao City to San Francisco and Malimono towns.
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The quake also damaged the San Nicolas High School which is run by the Surigao Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church.
An initial report from the town’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office said 134 houses were partially damaged and 13 others were totally damaged.
Last Saturday, Surigao City, where eight individuals died and 203 others endured wounds, declared a state of calamity.
An initial report from the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office placed the damage brought by the quake to infrastructures all over the province at 673 million pesos.