Governor Arthur Yap of Bohol indicated the similarities of what they experienced with Typhoon Odette, which hit the province on Thursday, and with Typhoon Yolanda in 2013.
In an interview with B TV, Governor Yap said even their first responders — the police, military, and disaster risk reduction officer as well as their families — are affected by Odette.
We are all victims here. So this is Typhoon Haiyan [Yolanda] again, he said.
Due to this, Yap said the rescuers cannot function well.
The governor called on other first responders in Luzon to send their volunteers and help the victims in the province.
Yap shared that even his home was not spared as it was flooded and reached the second floor. His household members were also trapped on the rooftop.
He said they monitored around 100 families trapped on the roofs, adding that they are trying to bring boats and rescue the affected residents as of the moment.
“Loboc River is still rising and hundreds of families are trapped in rooftops right now. Malakas talaga ang ulan dito since yesterday afternoon. Napakalakas (ng hangin),” he said.
Source: GMA News
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