TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Jan. 12 (PIA) – The Surigao del Sur Irrigation Management Office bared that around P60M worth of damage on irrigation projects was noted due to floods brought about by the tropical depression Auring over the weekend, here.
Based on the assessment report received from the National Irrigation Administration-Surigao del Sur Irrigation Management Office headed by Engr. Ferdinand Amon, some of their facilities and infrastructures were reportedly damaged and some were washed out due to flooding.
A total of 5,177 farmers were affected from the cities of Bislig and Tandag and municipalities of Madrid, Cantilan, Tago, San Miguel, San Agustin, Lanuza, Marihatag, Cagwait, Lianga, Barobo, Hinatuan and Lingig.
Accordingly, the assessment revealed that the infrastructures that were reportedly damaged include Sta Felomina Dam in Tandag City, Hubo Dam in San Agustin, irrigation projects in San Miguel town and other communal irrigation system (CIS) and national irrigation system (NIS).
It can be recalled that during that time the province of Surigao del Sur was on a storm signal number 1 it and was forecasted that TD Auring will make landfall to Surigao del Sur but had later shifted to the other area. (PIA-Surigao del Sur)