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Typhoon Glenda aftermath: A status report

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De La Salle University (DLSU) was not spared from the strong winds and heavy rains brought by typhoon Glenda. Almost all buidings at DLSU suffered damages, with roofs being blown off covered walks, and hallways littered with building debris and tree branches. The wailing winds also destroyed some of the glass panels and dividers located in the Velasco Hall and Henry Sy Sr. Hall.

“Clearing operations in connection with the damage caused by Typhoon Glenda has been going on since 12 pm of July 15, 2014. There is no estimate yet of the total amount of the damage,” shares DLSU Vice President for Administration Edwin Santiago.

Trees were uprooted along Taft Ave. and Vito Cruz, and roads leading to the Taft campus were impassable to cars earlier today. No flood was reported along Taft Ave., but the water level along Quirino Ave. was shin-deep. The condominiums and commercial establishments around DLSU were hit by power outtages and as of press time, electricity still has not been restored in majority of the establishments, while some are running on generators.

The seventh typhoon to hit the Philippines this year carried with it maximum sustained winds of 130 kph, causing signal number 3 to be raised in Metro Manila and neighboring provinces.

DLSU classes in all levels and office work will resume on July 18. The University Student Government is also coordinating with the Dean of Student Affairs and the Center for Social Concern and Action regarding relief efforts.

By Jessy Go

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