Above photos show the aftermath of Typhoon Rolly leaving 3 OPIF Families homeless as a result of Mayon Volcano Flashflood. (Photo Courtesy of OPIF Sector 7 Daraga Albay)
Daraga, Albay - As super typhoon Rolly approaches Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and begins to pummel Bicol Region, hardest hit area of Catanduanes, where it first made landfall took the early blows with maximum sustained winds of 215km/h near the center and gusts of up to 265km/h, according to PAGASA.
Meanwhile, 3 families belonging to OPIF Inc. Philippines in Daraga Albay under the leadership of Pastor Victor Notario Jr. were reportedly displaced after strong winds and torrential rains continued to pummel the area early Sunday.
Houses were washed out while trees toppled down displacing a number of residents including those of OPIF members in Sector 7 in this Municipality.
In an initial report obtained by OPIF Digest News Team, Pastor Victor Notario Sr., the current Country Overseer of OPIF Philippines confirmed that there were 3 families displaced by the storm. In an ocular inspection conducted by Pastor Notario Jr. and team to the areas of displaced brethren, the aftermath of Rolly left scores of families homeless due to Mayon Volcano flashflood. Damages to infrastructure initially assessed at millions according to local LGUs.
As of this posting, the OPIF Board World Mission Ministry meanwhile headed by Pastor Michael Benito has issued a communique urging OPIF Affiliates to pour in any forms of relief goods to aid those who were affected by storm Rolly. Dubbed as “OPERATION SAGIP Typhoon Rolly Victims”, the initiative aims to collect used clothing, canned goods and cash aids to be brought to brethren in Philippines hardly affected by the current devastation.
Latest count by Government agencies had Bicol Region with 10 fatalities while many were displaced in a report as of Monday, Nov. 02, 2020.