TACLOBAN CITY- The operation of the three sea terminals in Allen town, Northern Samar resumed at around 5 am Monday(Oct.26)after the no sailing policy was lifted by the Coast Guard due to the threat of tropical storm ‘Quinta’ that hit parts of Eastern Visayas on Sunday(Oct.25).
Based on the report of the Coast Guard based in Allen town, about 668 passengers, bound for Luzon, were stranded in the three terminals since Sunday- Bhalwartico with 255 passengers; Sta. Clara with 373 passengers; and Dapdap with 40 passengers.
The Department of Public Works and Highways in the province has also reported that all major roads and bridges were not affected by the heavy rains spawned by Quinta.
However, a portion of the Calbayog-Catarman Road was temporarily rendered impassable after a minor landslide hit in the said area with about 20 cubic meter of rocks cascaded from a hilly portion to the road. Clearing operation was immediately conducted by the DPWH.
Several parts in Calbayog and Catbalogan cities and in Mapanas and Catubig towns, both in Northern Samar,also experienced flooding due to the heavy rains dumped by Quinta.
Also, four fishermen from Rapu-Rapu town in Albay were rescued off the waters in Barangay Cahayagan, Laoang town, also in Northern Samar.
The rescued fishermen were identified as Michael Bilon, Jessie Adornado, and Rico Alamil. However, seven fishermen were said to be missing.
In Biliran province, two of its major bridges sustained damages due to Quinta’s fury.
The Caraycaray Bridge, however, is now passable although only one of its lane while the Catmon Bridge remain not passable.