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Landslides affect Catanduanes towns

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in the island province Catanduanes said the sporadic landslides triggered by Tropical Depression ‘Carina’ caused P3 million worth of damage.

In an initial report, the torrential rains brought about by ‘Carina’ on Saturday triggered landslides in the villages of Lubas, Cabungahan, Manambrag, and Lictin all in the town of San Andres.

Reports added that only one lane was passable for motorists in the villages of Lubas, Cabungahan and Lictin. The debris were removed early Sunday morning.

The DPWH has prohibited heavy vehicles to pass through the affected road network going to Virac-San Andres as a safety measure.

The DPWH district office in Catanduanes has also advised motorists to take the Palawig-Palta route heading to Virac-San Andres town.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) raised storm signal number 1 over the provinces of Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, and Sorsogon on Saturday. (Argyll Cyrus B. Geducos)

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