Thousands evacuated due to Typhoon ‘Pablo’—NDRRMC


Photo Credit from Mr. Florencio Pimentel, PDRRM Officer of Surigao del Sur

MANILA, Philippines – Tens of thousands were forcibly evacuated in several areas as Typhoon “Pablo” (international name Bopha) headed towards land, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said Tuesday.

A total of 8,283 families or 41,608  persons were evacuated in Eastern Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Davao and Caraga region.

A total of 11,871 families or 57,501 persons were evacuated in Eastern Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Davao and Caraga region, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Tuesday afternoon.

There are 972 evacuation centers as of posting time.

The storm, seen to be the most powerful this year, has also left over 3,000 passengers marooned in ports, the NDRRMC said.

As of latest, there were 3,268 stranded passengers, 148 rolling cargoes, 93 vessels and 49 motor bancas stranded nationwide.

Over 100 flights were grounded due to the storm.

Power outage was also experienced in Tandag, Bislig, Hinatuan, Tagbina, Barobo, Lianga, and Lingig in Surigao del Sur and Carmen, Agusan Del Norte; and Pilar in Surigao Del Norte.

It also prompted authorities to suspend classes in all levels in Mandaue City, Cebu City, Dumaguete City, Caraga region, and selected areas in Davao region.

The following areas were also declared high-risk for storm surge, flooding and landslides:

•         Libacao, Kalibo, Numancia, Aklan province

•         Hamtic and San Remegio, Antique province

•         Maasin, Alimodian, Miga-ao, Tubungan, Leon, Calinog, Mina, Iloilo province

•         Sigma, Mambusao, Cuartero, Dao, Capiz province

•         San Carlos City, Negros Occidental province

The government, meanwhile, has prepositioned P3.70 million standby funds and P38.64million worth of relief supplies.

Police, coast guard and military teams were also placed on standby for possible deployment.

Pablo made landfall over Davao Oriental early Tuesday.

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  • akoombulator

    show me the word “forcely” in the dictionary my gad!

    • $37644997

      FORCEDLY (with D)

  • bahaykubo1015

    Ya! If a journalist and the editors commit this type of error, where are we going?

  • RyanE

    On the positive side, this typhoon will perhaps also force the Chinese ships to leave Panatag shoal..

    • ever green

      mukhang malayo sa panatag.

  • mmayer

    Cebu is so lucky that rain and wind are not too strong.

  • Paul Kassens

    “Hi I’m Paris Hilton – and there’s nowhere I’d rather be then the
    beach!”  – a bit of ironic ad placement, considering the articles

    • bugoybanggers

      Huwag kayong maniwala dito, peke ito. INTSIK na nagpapapansin. Mag DONATE ka nalang kasi.

      • Magsasaka

         hoy hinahanap ka na ng syotang mong paring bading na ang pangalan ay rene ihanda mo na raw ang wetpaks mo at titirahin ka na nya nyahahaha

  • bugoybanggers

    Yung mga nasa evacuation center, sigurado nakaHANDA na ang mga giveaway ni GOB, ni CONG, ni Mayor, ni SEN, ni Blah blah blah PARTYLIST. Tangapin ninyo kasama na kung sino pa man ang magpapa EPAL. Sayang din naman ang mga 3 pcs Noodles, 1kg Rice, 1 lata ng cornbeef at 2 lata ng Sardinas. Lahat po iyan nakaBALOT na at may PICTURE pa ni EPAL. Go na kayo! Sayang din ang BOTO.

    • Magsasaka

       go ka na maghugas ka na daw ng wetpu mo at titirahin ka na ni rene badinggarcia ang syotang mong pari hehehe

  • Your_King

    If the poor suffers or gets affected in some way don’t expect Aquino to care or help. During his Admin. the poor often if not always gets neglected and forgotten and is a far second to Aquino’ personal battles.

  • RomyLitz

    I just hope this is just the heavens acts against  Pichay and the murderous NPAs hiding in their redoubt. Time to smoke them out !!

  • $18209031

    Time to pray to Santo Calungsod mga kapatid. He is always there to intercede on our behalf. Be on your knees and cry out loud you sinners and   gentiles.  The call to prayer is now.

    • Edgardo Mendoza


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