|THE ACACIA AT HAMORAWON PARK|
The super typhoon battered the city with its 180-220 kph winds for 12 hours continuously: a “never-before” encounter for us Boronganons who practically grew up with typhoons.
The city hall was jam-packed with evacuees from different barangays in central Borongan. Early evacuation started Friday, one day before the typhoon and the number of evacuees increased as Ruby neared. Some still did not heed the call for early evacuation and only ran to safety when the winds started howling, roofs started flying, and the water level in Loom and Borongan Rivers started rising.
The Mayor opted to stay at the City Hall to personally supervise all the men and women working under the Disaster Team.
We all survived the onslaught, we lived to tell the story… this story will be handed down from one generation to another, and I hope that the next generations will learn from the lessons of today.
|BORONGAN PUBLIC MARKET|
|BORONGAN TRANSPORT TERMINAL|
|BORONGAN CITY AIRPORT|