First Posted 12:42:00 11/10/2013
Super Typhoon Yolanda struck Biliran province which caused tremendous damages on November 8, Friday. The super typhoon took its landfall at Biliran from 7am-10am.
Meanwhile, heavy rains and strong winds devastated many properties including around 300 houses and killed five lives. Four of them are from Naval namely Benito Espejo, Romeo Kho, Feliciano Abenales and Conrado Sulad from Cabucgayan, Biliran.
Moreover, Biliran experienced storm signal number four that resulted to the destruction of the Provincial Capitol, Biliran Provincial Hospital, Naval gymnasium, Educational institutions and some establishments. Trees were also uprooted and electric post and wires fell down.
There is no service of electricity and communication signal for the entire province. The 10MVA power transformer in Biliran substation was shutdown 4:07am as SOP for safety. The communication signal of smart ceased at 7:00am whereas Globe stop at 6:30am.
The Local Government officials monitored the area and distributed relief goods. Further, the people still need more relief efforts especially to those families who were left nothing.