TACLOBAN CITY – Hundreds of families fled their homes and work and classes remain suspended in some areas in Eastern Visayas due to incessant rain and flood on Wednesday, Jan. 11.
Eastern Samar Gov. Ben Evardone appealed to the Department of Agriculture to provide rice-certified seeds to farmers as all of the crops in their province have been destroyed by flooding.
He called on the Department of Social Welfare and Development to distribute food to 12,101 individuals staying in evacuation centers.
All national roads in Eastern Samar are passable to all types of vehicles except in Barangay Bigo, Arteche, which remain floode