On October 19, super typhoon Haima or Lawin as it is locally known, struck the Philippines, leaving a trail of destroyed houses and buildings, as well as damaged lowland and upland agricultural lands in its path.
Many communities affected in northern Luzon are still reeling from the effects of the El Nino phenomenon when the typhoon hit. One of these communities is the municipality of Lal-lo in Cagayan province.
As in the other northern Cagayan towns, Lal-lo is dependent on farming, particularly rice or palay, corn and bananas. In the summer of 2016, Lal-lo was greatly affected by the El Nino phenomenon that swept a full harvest season. Rains came by June-July which signalled a new planting cycle. However, farmers bore another disaster when Lawin swept northern Luzon, flooding their fields. Some newly harvested corn were dampened, and had to be dried and sold immediately– usually, to traders who buy it at a very low price.
FacebookTweetLinkedIn At least seven are confirmed dead and thousands remain displaced after super typhoon Haima (local name: Lawin) pounded northern parts of the Philippines. Haima hit land as a category 4 storm but eventually weakened to category 3 after traversing the mountains of Sierra Madre and the Cordilleras. Heightened public awareness helped minimize casualties. Authorities implemented […]
FacebookTweetLinkedIn Super typhoon Haima (local name: Lawin) is on track to hit the Philippines on Wednesday evening up to Thursday morning, becoming the second storm to hit the country in a week. About 2.78 million individuals are at risk in seven provinces within the 100-kilometre radius of the storm track, according to the flash update […]
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