Several areas flooded; over 68K residents evacuated in Bicol, Eastern Visayas due to ‘Bising’

Robie de Guzman   •   April 19, 2021   •   400

A total of 18,467 families or 68,490 persons were pre-emptively evacuated in Bicol and Eastern Visayas regions due to the effects of Typhoon Bising, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Monday.

In its latest situational report, the NDRRMC said that 22 barangays in Eastern Visayas were flooded due to rains brought by Bising.

Two road sections and one bridge were also reported not passable in Biliran and Eastern Samar.

The NDRRMC also reported that 19 towns in the provinces in Leyte, Cebu, Southern Leyte, and Eastern Samar have also experienced power interruption.

A total of 2,213 passengers, as well as 896 cargoes, and 61 vessels, were also stranded in the ports of Bicol, Eastern Visayas, and Central Visayas after 17 sea trips were suspended due to the typhoon.

The agency also reported that all incoming and outgoing flights in Tacloban airports were canceled as of 3 p.m. April 18. Six domestic flights in other areas were also canceled on Sunday.

Typhoon Bising has maintained its strength as it slowly moves north-northwestward, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.

In its 11 a.m. bulletin, PAGASA said that moderate to heavy with at times intense rains will be experienced over Bicol Region, Northern Samar, Samar, Eastern Samar, Biliran, and the northern portion of Leyte on Monday.

Light to moderate with at times heavy rains may also prevail over the northern portion of Aurora and the eastern portions of mainland Cagayan and Isabela, it added.

Typhoon Bising was last spotted at 235 kilometers east northeast of Virac, Catanduanes, or 360 kilometers east of Daet, Camarines Norte.

It packs maximum sustained winds of 195 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 240 kilometers per hour.

“On the forecast track, Typhoon “Bising” will move generally northward or north-northwestward until Wednesday evening or Thursday morning. Afterward, the typhoon will move generally northeastward or east-northeastward away from the landmass of Luzon,” the state weather bureau said.

“The typhoon is forecast to gradually weaken from its current intensity throughout the remainder of the forecast period,” it added.

Death toll due to TS Dante rises to 6 – NDRRMC

Robie de Guzman   •   June 4, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The number of fatalities due to the onslaught of Tropical Storm Dante has climbed to six, while three others were reported missing, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Friday.

In its latest situational report, the NDRRMC said two persons were also reported injured. The casualties were recorded in Regions 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, and MIMAROPA.

A total of 12,260 families or 55,226 individuals in 177 barangays were affected by Dante’s onslaught. Of this tally,  4,439 families or 16,680 persons are currently taking shelter in 140 evacuation sites.

The NDRRMC said a total of 23 road sections and four bridges were affected in Calabarzon, Caraga, and Regions 7, 8, 11, and 12. As of Friday, 2 roads and 3 bridges remained unpassable.

A total of 12 houses sustained damage due to the effects of the storm.

The NDRRMC said power interruptions were experienced in 18 provinces in Regions 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, MIMAROPA, and Caraga while 2 provinces in Region 8 are still experiencing communication network interruption.

Due to the cancellation of sea travel during Dante’s onslaught, 2,085 passengers, 691 rolling cargoes, 46 vessels, and 4 motorbancas were stranded in various ports in the country.

Twenty-six ports, on the other hand, have resumed operations.

Tropical Storm Dante left a total amount of P14,603,719 worth of agricultural damage, and P53,730,000 damage to infrastructure in parts of Visayas and Mindanao, the NDRRMC said.

NDRRMC: 3 dead, 1 missing due to onslaught of ‘Dante’

Robie de Guzman   •   June 2, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Three people were reported dead while one was missing amid the onslaught of Tropical Storm Dante, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Wednesday.

In its latest situational report, the NDRRMC said the fatalities were reported in Regions 12 and 13.

Two others were reported injured due to the storm.

The NDRRMC said a total of 556 families or 2,642 individuals in Regions 11 ad 12 were affected by ‘Dante’. Of which, 158 families or 604 persons are currently taking temporary shelters in 10 evacuation sites.

A total of four houses were reported damaged in Region 11.

A total of 10 road sections and three bridges were affected in Regions 7, 11, 12, and Caraga. Two of the 10 roads and the bridges are still not passable.

Three cities and municipalities in Regions 8 and Caraga also experienced power interruption, the NDRRMC said.

Tropical Storm Dante left P7.93 million worth of damage in agriculture, affecting 442 farmers with 349 hectares of agricultural areas and volume of production loss at 220 metric tons, it added.

The NDRRMC also noted several incidents of landslide, flooding, and flashfloods in Region 12 and the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

Tropical Storm Dante leaves 1 dead, 1 missing in Region 12 – NDRRMC

Robie de Guzman   •   June 1, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – One person was reported dead while another is missing due to the onslaught of Tropical Storm Dante, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Tuesday.

In its latest situational report, the NDRRMC said the casualties were reported in Region 12.

A total of 160 families or 612 individuals were affected by the storm in nine barangays in Region 11. Around 604 persons were staying in 10 evacuation centers.

In Banga, South Cotabato, at least three bridges were reported not passable and flooding incidents were also reported in 15 barangays in the area due to heavy rains.

Two barangays of Tacurong, Sultan Kudarat in Region 12 were also flooded due to the effects of Dante.

The NDRRMC also reported two landslide incidents that occurred in Barangay Ilomavis in Kidapawan City, Cotabato and in Magpet, Cotabato triggered by heavy rainfall. Flashfloods were also reported in parts of Surallah, South Cotabato and in Libungan, Cotabato Province.

As of 2 p.m. Tuesday, Tropical Storm Dante was last spotted at 220 kilometers (km) east northeast of Maasin City, Southern Leyte or 125 km east southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.

It has maximum sustained winds of 75 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kph. It is moving towards the southern portion of Eastern Visayas at 15 kph.

Tropical cyclone wind signals were raised over 20 areas as of Tuesday afternoon.

Based on the forecast track of the state weather bureau, Dante is seen to make its initial landfall over Eastern Samar or Leyte between Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning. It is seen to maintain its strengthen prior to landfall.

Dante may weaken into a tropical depression on Friday and to low pressure area on Saturday, the state weather agency said.



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