WATCH: Woman keeps her dogs safe during Urduja

Martin San Diego
Janet Romulon, an evacuee in Tacloban City, protects her 3 dogs in the middle of Tropical Storm Urduja (Kai-tak)

CANINE FRIENDS. Janet Romulon checks on one of her 3 dogs in their small home in a coastal village in Tacloban City as strong winds from Tropical Storm Urduja pummeled Eastern Visayas on December 16, 2017. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines – As strong winds and heavy rain brought by Tropical Storm Urduja (Kai-tak) pounded Tacloban City on Saturday, December 16, Janet Romulon left the evacuation center and hurried back home. 

She was worried about her 3 dogs. 

“They’re stuck inside the house. I returned to make sure they’re all right,” Romulon said. 

Pets were not allowed in the evacuation center, according to Romulon.

Romulon’s family was among the 750 families that sought shelter in evacuation centers across Tacloban City.

The city was placed under state of calamity on Friday, December 15, due to widespread flooding and landslides.

At least 80 barangays in the city were flooded while 8 were hit by landslides on Friday as the tropical storm dumped heavy rains on Eastern Visayas.

No casualty has been reported so far, but two were injured by a landslide in a barangay. –