The devastation of Catanduanes post-Typhoon Rolly has prompted its governor to appeal for help from the national government as thousands of residents are severely affected by the damage it left to the island.
“Talagang devastated kami ng bagyong Rolly. Super Typhoon ito, signal no. 5 kaya talagang wala kaming magawa,” said Gov. Joseph Cua.
[We’re so devastated by typhoon Rolly. It was a super typhoon, signal no. 5 was raised and we couldn’t do anything.]
Communication and powerlines remain down as around 80 percent of their electric posts were rendered useless by the typhoon.
Disaster funds of the province has already been used up to provide help to barangays isolated due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the governor added.
“Ang national disaster, through [Presidential spokesperson] Roque, magpapadala ngayong araw ng C-130 na may dalang relief goods at tubig at water equipment para magkaroon kami ng safe water,” he said.
[The national disaster agency, through [Presidential spokesperson] Roque, will send today a C-130 that will bring relief goods and water.]