Typhoon Sendong left dozens dead, missing in NegOr

In a sad development today, 22 Negrenses perished in sudden flash floods brought about by typhoon Sendong in Dumaguete City and neaby towns of Sibulan, Valencia and San Jose Friday night and early Saturday. Flood also swept through downtown Dumaguete and other towns in the province, while hundreds of families fled to higher grounds and evacuation centers. A cargo ship meanwhile ran aground off the Dumaguete City pier followinf strong waves. Local authorities reported that at least 30 people, including crew members and their families were rescued yesterday.

Rescuers hold on to a rope as they form a human chain to rescue 32 passengers and crew of the ill-fated M/V Ever Transport III, which sank after running aground off Canday-ong, Barangay Calindagan, Dumaguete City at 4 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011. Big waves spawned by Tropical Storm Sendong battered the ship. Melissa Alexandra B. Pal

 

As of 5am Sunday, the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) bulletin accounted the fatalities of the following in NegOr:

Unidentified (18) Negros Oriental
Miguel Angel Depotado, 5 Brgy. Tubtubon, Sibulan, Negros Oriental
Syra Noay, 2 Brgy. Tubtubon, Sibulan, Negros Oriental
Rachel Calijan.pregnant Brgy. Tubtubon, Sibulan, Negros Oriental
Maria Rodriguez, 31 Brgy. Tubtubon, Sibulan, Negros Oriental
Christine Joy Renolano, 12 Bais City, Negros Oriental
Florita Duran, 68 Brgy. Tubtubon, Sibulan, Negros Oriental
Unidentified Baby Girl Brgy. Tubtubon, Sibulan, Negros Oriental
Inocelio R. Iso, 66 Brgy. West Balabag, Valencia, Negros Oriental
Jovy Aklan, 17 Brgy. West Balabag, Valencia, Negros Oriental
Randy Aklan, 10 Brgy. West Balabag, Valencia, Negros Oriental
Tessie Jimenez Brgy. Cadiocan, Valencia, Negros Oriental
AJ Paculanang Brgy. Balili, Valencia, Negros Oriental
Queterio Ojeda, 60 Brgy. Malabo, Valencia, Negros Oriental
Mylene Bendiola, 30 Brgy. Malabo, Valencia, Negros Oriental
Silveria Jimenez, 40 Brgy. Cadiocan, Valencia, Negros Oriental
Belmarie Bendiola, 15 Brgy. Cadiocan, Valencia, Negros Oriental
Jamaica Rendiola, 7 Brgy. Cadiocan, Valencia, Negros Oriental
Edwin Jesus Alcoreza Brgy. Pujagan, Valencia, Negros Oriental
Unidentified (6) Brgy. Candao-ay and Brgy. Motong, Dumaguete City
Cayetano Yayong Sr. Brgy. Poblacion, San Jose, Negros Oriental
Segunda Agus Sellero, 71 Basang Poblacion, Pamplona
Renato Macagiliw, 52 Brgy. Liptong, Bacong

Meanwhile, as of 12pm today, Philippine National Red Cross placed that death toll and missing at about 600, while some 106, 000 are affected.

PAG-ASA also reported that typhoon Sendong has slightly weakened as it passed throuh Palawan since last night and is expected to leave the country later tonight.

Reference: Dumaguete Metro Post, NDRRMC, PAG-ASA-DOST

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