Reported deaths due to STS Maring now at 13 — NDRRMC

Maris Federez   •   October 13, 2021   •   146

MANILA, Philippines — The death toll reported in the wake of Severe Tropical Storm Maring is now at 13, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

Three people were reported injured, while 9 are missing.

The NDRRMC said that the said figures are still under validation except the one confirmed missing in Ilocos Norte due to drowning.

Overall, STS Maring has affected 21,511 individuals or 6,111 families, displacing 2,837 households in 237 barangays in Region 1, Region 2, Region 3, MIMAROPA, CARAGA, and CAR.

Forty-two roads are still not passable in Region 1 (17) and CAR (25), while four bridges remain impassable in Region 2 (2), Region 1 (1), and CAR (1).

The NDRRMC further said that a total of 102 cities/municipalities experienced power interruption/outage. Of which, power supply in 58 cities/municipalities was already restored.

Meanwhile, a total of 6 ports were reported non-operational/suspended trips. Of which, 2 ports were already restored in CARAGA, the agency added.

Damage to agriculture is estimated at Php493,766,744.67.

19 confirmed dead, 13 missing in wake of STS Maring

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 14, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The number of confirmed deaths due to the onslaught of Severe Tropical Storm Maring has reached 19.

According to the latest situational report of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) on Thursday (October 14), there are a total of 30 reported deaths with 11 still being validated. Out of the 19 confirmed, 14 were from Ilocos Sur, 4 were from Palawan, and one was from Pangasinan.

Flooding caused a majority of the fatalities from the weather disturbance.

Nine deaths in Benguet, which include five minors, are still being validated. This was after several landslide incidents were reported in the area.

The number of missing individuals is at 13, with one still undergoing validation. Among the 13 missing, 5 are from Palawan, 3 from La Union, 3 from Ilocos Sur, 1 from Ilocos Norte, and 1 from Pangasinan.

A total of 46 roads and 14 bridges in Regions 1, 2, MIMAROPA, and CAR remain impassable

Meanwhile, cost of damage to agriculture in Regions 1, 2, 6 MIMAROPA, and CAR is estimated at P1 billion

Maring exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Tuesday, October 12. AAC

Ilang bayan sa Cordillera region at Cagayan, binaha dahil sa epekto ni ‘Maring’

Robie de Guzman   •   October 12, 2021

 

Ilang bahagi ng Northern Luzon ang hindi ngayon madaanan dahil sa pananalasa ng bagyong Maring.

Sa Cordillera Administrative Region, sarado ang ilang pangunahing kalsada dahil sa mga insidente ng rock slide at landslide.

Kabilang sa mga isinarang kalsada ang Kennon Road, Baguio-Bontoc Road, Asin-Nangalisan-San Pascual Road, Baguio-Bontoc Road, Benguet-Nueva Vizcaya Road, at Baguio Bauang Road.

Nagpapatuloy na ang clearing operations sa mga nasabing kalsada.

Samantala, lubog naman sa baha ang ilang pangunahing tourist sites sa Baguio City, kabilang na ang Burnham Park.

Binaha rin ang strawberry fields sa La Trinidad, Benguet dahil pa rin sa epekto ni Maring.

Sa bahagi naman ng Cagayan, napinsala ng baha ang mga libro, module, at computers sa Simpatuyo Elementary School sa bayan ng Sta. Teresita dahil sa mga pag-ulan.

Maging ang mga kagamitan sa ilang silid aralan sa Casilagan Primary School sa Buguey, hindi rin nakaligtas.

Tinangay naman ng malakas na hangin ang bubong ng ilang paaralan sa isla ng Calayan.

Sa pinakahuling ulat ng state weather bureau na PAGASA, palabas na ng Philippine area of responsibility ang bagyong Maring ngunit makararanas pa rin ng pag-ulan ang ilang bahagi ng bansa dahil sa epekto ng habagat na pinalalakas ng bagyo.

PH gov’t assures response to rescue, relief requests from people affected by ‘Maring’

Robie de Guzman   •   October 12, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang on Tuesday assured it is closely monitoring the ongoing operations for Severe Tropical Storm Maring and that relief and rescue efforts are underway.

“Rescue personnel and teams from the local government units are on the scene as we assure all requests for rescue and assistance are being acted upon by all relevant agencies,” presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement.

“Support from the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the Philippine Coast Guard, the Philippine National Police and the Bureau of Fire Protection are likewise mobilized and deployed,” he added.

Roque said that as of 6 a.m. on Tuesday, some 465 families or 1, 585 persons in Regions 2 and 8 have been pre-emptively evacuated.

He added that power and water supply restoration and clearing operations of roads are also ongoing in affected areas, citing a report from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

Roque noted that the Department of Social Welfare and Development has more than P128 million standby funds.

Some 373,737 family food packs worth more than P219 million are also available, he added.

“We ask the public to continue to take precautionary measures, observe minimum public health standards, and cooperate with their respective local authorities in case of an evacuation,” Roque said.

Severe Tropical Storm Maring is about to exit the Philippine area of responsibility, according to the 11 a.m. update issued by the state weather bureau PAGASA.

It was last spotted 315 kilometers west of Calayan, Cagayan. It is packing maximum sustained winds of 100 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 125kph as it moves westward at 20kph.

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 2 remains hoisted over Batanes, Cagayan including Babuyan Islands, the northern portion of Isabela, Apayao, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Abra, Ilocos Norte, and Ilocos Sur.

Meanwhile, TCWS No. 1 is up over the rest of Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Ifugao, Benguet, La Union, Pangasinan, Aurora, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Zambales, Pampanga, Bulacan, the northern portion of Bataan, and the northern portion of Quezon including Polillo Islands.

PAGASA said heavy to intense rains are expected over Ilocos Region, Benguet, Ifugao, Abra, and Mountain Province.

Moderate to heavy rains are also likely over Zambales, Bataan, Tarlac, and the rest of Cordillera Administrative Region.

Light to moderate with at times heavy rains are likely over Metro Manila, Cagayan Valley, and the rest Central Luzon.

The state weather bureau said that under these conditions, scattered to widespread flooding and rain-induced landslides are possible especially in areas that are highly susceptible to these hazards.

Monsoon rains are also possible over Western Visayas, MIMAROPA, and CALABARZON in the next 24 hours due to the effects of the southwest monsoon being enhanced by the Maring.

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