Tag Archives: flood
Written on June 24, 2011 at 7:24 am, by bdg
abs-cbnNEWS.com reports that as of 11:30 a.m., a total of 3,388 residents have been brought to 5 evacuation centers. The evacuees are staying in H. Bautista Elementary School (1,744), Malanday Elementary School (611), Nangka Elementary School (578), Bulelak Covered Court (316) and Concepcion Elementary School (139).
“The bad experience of Ondoy makes it easier for them to compel people. People are voluntarily leaving for fear of the flood,” ABS-CBN correspondent Jorge Cariño said in an ANC report.
Marikina arguably suffered the most in the destruction brought upon Ondoy, so any measure to prevent history from repeating itself through Falcon is most welcome by the residents of Marikina.
Read more: http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/metro-manila/06/24/11/thousands-flee-marikina-river-rises
Written on June 24, 2011 at 7:08 am, by bdg
Traffic was heavy until midnight in different parts of Manila. Floods were knee-deep in the streets of P. Burgos, San Marcelino, Pedro Gil, Gil Puyat, Padre Faura, and Taft Avenue. Similar situations plagued Tondo, parts of Sta. Mesa, and Sta. Cruz. Floods due to Tropical Storm Falcon caused heavy traffic, leaving the tired and wet commuters stranded and in disarray. Both motorists and commuters hope that things will be different this Friday, but it seems it would be to no avail.
Read more: http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/metro-manila/06/24/11/manila-residents-frustrated-wade-through-floods
Written on June 24, 2011 at 5:38 am, by bdg
As of 4PM yesterday, 11 areas were placed under storm warning signals as tropical storm Falcon gears toward the Bicol Region. Said areas are Quezon, Aurora, Albay, Catanduanes, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Isabela, Cagayan including Calayan, Babuyan Islands and Batanes group of islands.
Rene Paciente, senior weather forecaster of PAGASA stated that Falcon will continue to worsen the rains brought about by the southwest monsoon up until Sunday.
Falcon is expected to be 270 km east northeast of Aparri, Cagayan this afternoon; 320 km north northeast of Basco, Batanes tomorrow afternoon; and 740 km north northeast of Basco or 140 km northwest of Okinawa, Japan by Sunday afternoon.
Read more: http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=699314&publicationSubCategoryId=63
Tags: Albay, Aurora, Babuyan Islands, bagyo, Batanes, Cagayan, Calayan, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Falcon, flood, Isabela, Quezon, storm signal
Written on June 24, 2011 at 4:33 am, by bdg
More than 32,000 families, or nearly 167,000 people, have so far been affected by floodings caused by tropical storm Falcon in 132 barangays of 17 municipalities and ten cities from Central Luzon down to Bicol, the National Disaster Risk Reducation and Management Council says.
Most of the affected communities are in Bulacan, Pampanga, Zambales, Rizal, Albay and cities of Makati, Malabon, Manila, Marikina, Quezon City, Taguig and Valenzuela, and towns in Central Luzon, Southern Tagalog, and Bicol.
“Of the total affected, 10,143 families/48,712 persons were evacuated at 23 evacuation centers in Albay, Rizal, Zambales and NCR,” the NDRRMC said in its latest bulletin.
In Zambales alone, damage to agriculture is estimated at nearly P2 million.
Written on May 10, 2011 at 2:51 am, by bdg
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) stated on its update this Tuesday morning at 6AM 11 of the 15 people who died due to Bebeng (international name Aere) were from the Bicol Region while two were from Eastern Visayas.
The NDRRMC said “Bebeng” had affected some 33,034 families (or 173,915) people in 237 villages in 31 towns in 10 provinces.
Of these, 313 families (or 1,449 people) are housed in 11 evacuation centers.
Written on March 17, 2011 at 12:34 am, by bdg
The storm is the major type of disaster plaguing the Philippines. 81 percent of Filipinos affected by a disaster type was, you guessed it, due to a storm. So be in the know. Be informed if your area is prone to flooding and be prepared for the worst. Read more. http://www.nababaha.com/