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Strong winds damage homes, crops in South Cotabato

The municipal government of Tupi, South Cotabato has provided relief assistance to families affected by strong winds that damaged houses and several hectares of banana and papaya plantations on Thursday.

Barangay Kagawad Brando Cartel said damaged houses included those made of semi-concrete and light materials when the strong winds struck at about 3 p.m.

He said the strong winds also damage some crops.

“Initially may nagreport, mga dalawang ektarya raw ng papaya, mayroon ding may isang ektarya ng saging, na-damage rin,” Cartel said.

Tupi MDRRMO Action Officer Emil Sumagaysay reported that at least four puroks have been affected by the incident.
Sumagaysay said that the Municipal Agriculture Office will continue to conduct assessment and validation of damage and losses.

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