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sad news....

 

via Dr. Peter Rubec:

 

The hatchery situated in Banao near Legaspi City was destroyed by a typhoon several months ago. A new hatchery with concrete walls is under construction at a different location.

 

The area near Legaspi City was hit by another typhoon last week. Here is a description of what happened.

 

Last Thursday, there was a typhoon (Durian) that hit the Legaspi area. It caused a tidal surge that engulfed many parts in the city and surrounding area. Much of the city was also inundated with mud and floodwaters off of the nearby volcanoe (Mayon).

 

Some quotes from the St. Petersburg Times follow:

 

"For nearly three hours Thursday afternoon, mudslides ripped through Mayon's gullies, uprooted trees, flattened houses, and engulfed people. Entire hamlets were swamped..."

 

"The disaster covered almost every corner of this province. ...It's terrible, we now call this place a black dessert: Noel Rosal mayor of Legaspi City, Albay province's capital, said after visiting one stricken village." Rosal said that 3 of 5 communities making up the village of Guinobatan consisting of 1,400 people had been wiped out, with only the roofs of several houses jutting out of the debris." He said that people claimed that some boulders were as big as cars and red hot, suggesting fresh lava from 8,077 foot mount Mayon."

 

Roque who works with Ferdinand and transports fishes to Manila lost his home situated in Legaspi City proper. Fortunately, his family survived. He thought his house was safe because it was on high ground. The hamlet next to him was inundated with mud and everyone was killed.

 

The area where we had the hatchery in Banao (situated about 15 miles outside of Legaspi City) was also completely destroyed. It is estimated that at least 30 miles of shoreline on the NW side of the city was affected by mudslides from the volcanoe. About a million people reside in the area. So, the deathtoll may be very high.

 

We are still trying to learn about the collectors and their families situated in outlying areas. Most survived but some lost their families. Several walked for seven hours over mud and fetid water to reach a bus depot to go to Manila where they met with Ferdinand. A fisheries officer who has worked with Ferdinand and supported the collectors (with permits etc) was killed on the Island of Rapu Rapu.

 

Most people in the area lack food, water, and shelter. Ferdinand Cruz has been sending supplies to the aquarium fish collectors we have been working with him.

 

Peter Rubec

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via Dr. Peter Rubec:

 

The hatchery situated in Banao near Legaspi City was destroyed by a typhoon several months ago. A new hatchery with concrete walls is under construction at a different location.

 

The area near Legaspi City was hit by another typhoon last week. Here is a description of what happened.

 

Last Thursday, there was a typhoon (Durian) that hit the Legaspi area. It caused a tidal surge that engulfed many parts in the city and surrounding area. Much of the city was also inundated with mud and floodwaters off of the nearby volcanoe (Mayon).

 

Some quotes from the St. Petersburg Times follow:

 

"For nearly three hours Thursday afternoon, mudslides ripped through Mayon's gullies, uprooted trees, flattened houses, and engulfed people. Entire hamlets were swamped..."

 

"The disaster covered almost every corner of this province. ...It's terrible, we now call this place a black dessert: Noel Rosal mayor of Legaspi City, Albay province's capital, said after visiting one stricken village." Rosal said that 3 of 5 communities making up the village of Guinobatan consisting of 1,400 people had been wiped out, with only the roofs of several houses jutting out of the debris." He said that people claimed that some boulders were as big as cars and red hot, suggesting fresh lava from 8,077 foot mount Mayon."

 

Roque who works with Ferdinand and transports fishes to Manila lost his home situated in Legaspi City proper. Fortunately, his family survived. He thought his house was safe because it was on high ground. The hamlet next to him was inundated with mud and everyone was killed.

 

The area where we had the hatchery in Banao (situated about 15 miles outside of Legaspi City) was also completely destroyed. It is estimated that at least 30 miles of shoreline on the NW side of the city was affected by mudslides from the volcanoe. About a million people reside in the area. So, the deathtoll may be very high.

 

We are still trying to learn about the collectors and their families situated in outlying areas. Most survived but some lost their families. Several walked for seven hours over mud and fetid water to reach a bus depot to go to Manila where they met with Ferdinand. A fisheries officer who has worked with Ferdinand and supported the collectors (with permits etc) was killed on the Island of Rapu Rapu.

 

Most people in the area lack food, water, and shelter. Ferdinand Cruz has been sending supplies to the aquarium fish collectors we have been working with him.

 

Peter Rubec

 

wow.. heartbreaking.. very very sad.

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