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Nearly 50K families affected by ‘Auring’

By Priam Nepomuceno   ‘AURING’ DAMAGE. A house in Barangay Pongtod, San Agustin, Surigao del Sur is damaged by flood due to heavy rains caused by then tropical storm “Auring”, now weakened into tropical depression, on Sunday (Feb. 21, 2021).  The weather disturbance has brought incessant rains for days, causing flooding in several low-lying areas. (Photo courtesy of Marco … Continue reading

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Floods, landslides threaten Bicol, N. Samar anew: PAGASA

By Catherine Teves   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Waterways in the Bicol Region and Northern Samar province in Eastern Visayas may overflow due to rains from the tail-end of a frontal system (TEFS), raising the risk of flooding in these areas. “TEFS rain can increase water in those waterways so there is a possibility for these channels … Continue reading

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‘Vicky’ now outside PAR

By Ma. Teresa Montemayor   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Tropical Depression (TD) Vicky accelerated and is now outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Sunday. In its 5 p.m. weather bulletin, PAGASA reported that the center of “Vicky” was estimated based on all available data at … Continue reading

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6 dead, over 8K families displaced in Caraga due to ‘Vicky’

By Alexander Lopez   CLOSE MONITORING. The city government of Butuan is closely monitoring the water level of the Agusan River. As of noontime of Sunday (Dec. 20, 2020) the water already subsided to 1.83 meters from 2.01 meters on Saturday. (PNA photo by Alexander Lopez) BUTUAN CITY (Philippines News Agency)– Tropical Depression (TD) Vicky left six persons … Continue reading

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Gov’t search, rescue efforts in typhoon-hit areas underway: DILG

Gov’t search, rescue efforts in typhoon-hit areas underway: DILG By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan   RESCUE. Philippine Coast Guard personnel rescue residents trapped in chest-deep floods in Barangay Barangka, Marikina City on Thursday (Nov. 12, 2020). Interior Secretary Eduardo Año assured the public that the government is sparing no effort in the conduct of search and rescue (SAR) … Continue reading

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Rains over most of PH as ‘Quinta’ to emerge over WPS Monday

Rains over most of PH as ‘Quinta’ to emerge over WPS Monday By Ma. Cristina Arayata   (Image grabbed from PAGASA’s Facebook page) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Typhoon ‘Quinta’ (Molave) is now in the vicinity of Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro, and is forecast to emerge over the West Philippine Sea within the next hour, the weather bureau said … Continue reading