Around 1:20 pm of October 22, 2014, a devastating tornado (buhawi) struck
Barangay Cansalungon of Isabela town in Southern Negros Occ. leaving 36 totally
destroyed and 70 partially damaged houses, mostly made of light materials.
The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC)
through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office extended food
assistance and tarpaulins to affected families.
Most Rev. Vicente M. Navarra & Most Rev. Patricio A. Buzon, SDB, D.D Bishop
of Kabankalan & Newly Installed Rev. Fr. Arnold Deletina and Clergy Diocese of
Kabankalan & Bacolod on Oct. 22, 2014.* (Rolly Gestupa photo)
The PDRRMC has identified damages in the public market, health center and
portions of school infrastructures. Two persons were injured but they were
immediately attended by local health personnel.
The Local Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (LDRRMC) responded
immediately and brought affected families to Cansalongon Elementary School for
Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. instructed Liane Garcia, Provincial Social
Welfare and Development Officer to continue monitoring and providing assistance
to the affected families.(Capitol News)