Tornado destroys 27 houses, 5 injured in Mandaue City

posted on: Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Lifestyle Geek

According to Mandaue City Public Information Office, the tornado that hit the city at around 7:30 pm on November 4, 2013 destroyed 27 houses and injured 5 persons.

The tornado affected two barangays in Mandaue City – sitio Superior, Barangay Looc and Jayme Compound, Barangay Tipolo.

The houses that were destroyed were mostly made out of light materials.

Some 18 of the 27 destroyed houses were from Barangay Looc while nine were from Barangay Tipolo.

The tornado also hit Lapu-Lapu City.

Image courtesy of Image courtesy of Mervin Prada of Sitio Superior in Barangay Looc was attended to by the VECO lineman. (Image courtesy of )

A jeepney that was approaching Parkmall was also hit by the tornado. It resulted in five of its passengers injured.

Four of them were given first aid while one of the passenger, who hailed from sitio Superior, was brought to the city hospital due to a foot injury.

An amusement park across Parkmall also suffered minor damage, Joy Climaco, general manager of Saint James Amusement Park said.

Their galvanized iron fence was destroyed while some of the debris reached Parkmall.

Climaco also added that their structure is still safe and will be strengthened in preparation for the upcoming .

A house in sitio Superior was uprooted 15 meters away from its original location. It was owned by a certain Arnel Jayag.

The tornado aftermath on Arnel Jayag’s house. (Image courtesy of )

Basic needs like water, relief goods (5 kilos rice with 10 canned goods) and waterproof canvass were immediately delivered to affected families through the City Social Welfare and Services (CSWS).

The beneficiaries of the waterproof canvass in Barangay Tipolo immediately made use of it as temporary roof for their houses. (Image courtesy of )

According to their head, Violy Cavada, financial assistance will also be given in order to help the families rebuild their homes.

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, Astronomical Services Administration Visayas Director Oscar Tabada confirmed that the disaster that occurred on the night of November 4 was indeed a tornado.