The rain finally stopped. Although the weather bureau still predict some rains for the next few days, it appeared that the worse has passed. But not after doing some damage to the province.
According to ANC and other reporting agencies, more than a hundred families in Abra were displaced as three days of downpour caused the Abra River to overflow.
The Abra River breached its banks after strong winds uprooted acacia trees, which blocked the passageway of water that triggered flash floods in barangays Poblacion and Taguimag in the municipality of San Isidro.
The provincial disaster risk reduction and management council is verifying reports a fisherman from Tubo, Abra drowned in floods.
The floods have since subsided, allowing affected families to return home.
Hospital admittance sours
According to a post in FaceBook, The Old APH (Abra Provincial Hospital) overflowed with patients affected by the storm. The source says that there were not enough beds to accomodate these sick people.
Abrenians again are asking what’s going on with the new APH? The Newly build P200 Million Hospital, was of no helps in times of need and remained isolated.
Since it’s soft opening in May this year, the hospital has only been offering outpatient services. When can the hospital be really usefull to Abrenians?