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TD Carina causes damage in Ilocos Norte, Abra, Isabela

The heavy downpour brought by Tropical Depression Carina caused damage and halted the livelihood of fisherfolk in Ilocos Norte, Isabela, and Abra.

According to Raffy Tima’s Tuesday report on “24 Oras,” fisherfolk in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte have not been able to venture out to the seas for three days due to the strong waves caused by Carina.

“‘Di kami pumalaot kasi malakas ‘yung alon dahil sa bagyo,” Arthur Palalay said.

In Vintar, heavy rains caused the river to overflow, damaging a bridge in the area.

Local authorities said they will wait for the water level to subside before beginning rehabilitation efforts on the bridge.

In Pagudpud, the water level of the Pagsan River in Laoag City also rose while a landslide was recorded in the town of Bantay.

In Abra, a landslide occurred along a road in Danglas.

The mud was so thick that no vehicles could pass through, prompting authorities to conduct clearing operations.

In Isabela, the water level of a river has also been rising but residents have not yet evacuated the area.

The local disaster management offices of Isabela and Cagayan said they are ready to evacuate residents if needed.

All storm signals were earlier lifted by state weather bureau PAGASA as Carina moved away from Luzon. -Julia Mari Ornedo/MDM, GMA News