By Alon Calinao Dy: There was no escape when Typhoon Nona hit the whole region of Samar particularly the areas of Northern Samar last Dec 14.
In fact, the newly built Gaisano Mall in Catarman suffered from the attack of the said storm. Also, the Catarman Airport sustained structural damaged due to heavy rain and strong wind.
To give you a brief idea, Gaisano Mall or Gaisano Grand Mall in Catarman is a favorite haven of Catarman people who love shopping and enjoy the faces of the crowd. This is also a place for relaxation and a meeting venue for friends. Its sister mall will be opened in Calbayog City probably next year.
When Typhoon Nona threatened Samar, there was a brownout for the whole region where power and communication lines were done yesterday. Although storm surge was reported in some particular areas, a few people hurt in the aftermath of Typhoon Nona. There were also unconfirmed reports of deaths, but local officials didn't release anything about the actual number of victims.