By BiliranIsland.com Staff
Published 5:16 PM, September 8, 2021
Naval, Biliran— The fishery sector of this province got the biggest damage incurred from Typhoon Jolina when it hit yesterday.
Jun Dacillo, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Officer in a telephone interview disclosed that initial counting of totally destroyed fishing boats reaches 58 while registering 10 partially damaged. He said that a ready to harvest rice and bananas in the town of Caibiran was badly hit by strong winds and fell to the ground making this useless. There were also 17 houses totally damaged and 158 partially damaged.
Dacillo said that all his personnel are on the field to get the actual damage from the concerned LGUs. They are expected to report to the office tomorrow for consolidation of the data they gathered. He added that he expected that the number of damages will increase once a consolidation with the gathered data from his personnel from the ground will be completed tomorrow.
On the other hand of the initial 7 fishermen reported missing yesterday only one is not found yet as the six other fishermen have been rescued. He identified the still missing fisherman as Rolly Requero, from Brgy Umali, Kawayan town who went fishing on Monday afternoon but was caught by the typhoon while at sea.
A search and rescue operation was being implemented by the local rescue group, the PNP, BFP and the local Philippine Coast Guard