Tropical Storm Mario whipped up strong winds and dumped heavy rains on provinces in northern Luzon from Friday night through Saturday, triggering flashfloods in parts of the Ilocos region but leaving no casualties in the region as of Saturday afternoon.
Tropical storm “Mario” (international name: Fung-Wong) hit land at the northern tip of Cagayan province on Friday but, unlike other places, disaster response and local government officials in the Cagayan Valley region did not report any widespread flooding or mass evacuations despite the heavy rains dumped by the storm.
By Nestor Corrales
Public Storm Signal No. 1 was raised over some provinces in Luzon due to Tropical Storm “Luis,” the state weather bureau said Saturday.
By Dona Z. Pazzibugan
Luzon and Visayas are bracing for heavy rains brought on by a tropical cyclone that had intensified into a tropical storm, which is expected to make landfall in either Isabela or Cagayan province Sunday night.
By Amy R. Remo
Luzon was placed on “red alert” on after its power supply fell by as much as 1,600 megawatts due to forced outages of several critical power plants on the island, and a limited natural gas supply from the Malampaya gas platform.