*post updated with new photos on 0241AM @ 11/14/13
*post updated with new photos on 0941AM @ 11/10/13
We apologize in advanced for the late update as there is still no Power here in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental. We have been hit by SuperTyphoon Yolanda at around 1103AM, November 8, 2013, Friday. This typhoon is equivalent to a Category 5 Hurricane.
Property Damage as an early estimate is around 70% of properties in Cadiz. There are no Reported Casualties as of this time and we have observed that there are now a lot of Sold-out stores, even the Bamboo wholesaler has no stocks left.
Many trees as old as 80 years old are uprooted, and most of the damages to homes and houses are either by the direct impact of the wind, but some because of the Trees falling on these properties.
The main reason for the blackout is there are a lot of Power Posts that got broke and power lines that were cut. There is also a limited supply from Gasoline Suppliers as most are closed and damaged.
We also ask in advance to please post your comment if you need Credits to the Photos we have posted in this news release, as we gather random photos of Cadiz with the effect of Typhoon Yolanda, and since Internet Connection and Cellular service is On and Off as of this time, we don't have time to meticulously trace the sources of the photos for credit. However, most of them are from my Friends and Colleagues, so Thanks To You in Advance!
There is still no power as of this time, and Water was restored at around 4 am today. Most establishments are closed and we have a hard time looking for “Carinderias” and places to get foods and supplies in. Thankfully some have opened their stores at around noon.
Cadiznons it seems are back to normal, however most are repairing damages, cutting trees and building new homes, especially the residences who were evacuated early Thursday. We predict some possible shortage in Food but Things are looking up.
And since this site is a personal and commercial endeavor to update everyone about Cadiz, we didn't respond to information regarding rescue efforts by the Government, Supplies and whatnot, except for the information given to us by Friends and Known Reliable sources. So we apologize for the Private E-mails we received that we haven't responded to. Rest assured that those concerned about their Families is that most have been evacuated and only Commercial and Private Property damages are reported and so far there are no Casualties.
We will post a timeline of events a little bit later once we have stable power, but at the mean time, we are sharing a few of the Photos in and around Cadiz with how Super Typhoon Yolanda has affected us. (We are adding photos every now and then, please check after clicking “Continue Reading”)
Photos from Cadiz, Credits Pending
(First Credit to Miss Janna Deldo)
(2nd Credit to CREATE-RESCUE Team of Cadiz)
Brgy. Tiglawigan, some of the Residences Near the Shoreline.
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Some More from Barangay Zone 2, 3 and 4 as Requested by Some of Our Readers