By DJ Yap
A tropical storm barreling toward Luzon intensified into a typhoon on Friday with powerful winds and torrential rains, threatening farmlands and populated areas on the island, including Metro Manila.
By Tonette Orejas
The Aurora provincial government has dispatched two trucks and food supplies to the northern towns of Dinalungan, Casiguran and Dilasag on Friday to prepare for Typhoon “Santi,” an official said Friday.
A day after Typhoon “Labuyo” swept through northern Luzon, at least three towns in Aurora province, where the typhoon made landfall early Monday, remained isolated as landslides triggered by heavy rains and trees toppled by howling winds blocked major roads.
Typhoon “Labuyo” plowed northeastern Luzon and the Cordillera from Aurora province early Monday, triggering floods and landslides while toppling trees and power lines.
By Frances Mangosing
Parts of the country are warned against heavy rains and thunderstorms which may trigger flash floods and landslides on Saturday due to tropical depression Dante, the state weather bureau said.