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Up to 8 ‘Mario’-like cyclones to enter PH before year ends–Pagasa

Commuters make their way through a flooded street after heavy monsoon rains spawned by tropical storm Fung-Wong (local name Mario) flooded Manila and most parts of the metropolis Friday, Sept 19, 2014 in the Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

With 2014 approaching its last quarter, five to eight more tropical cyclones are expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility, the weather bureau said.

Posted: September 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Mario’ leaves 1 dead, P70 M in damage in Ilocos Norte; 2 missing in Zambales

Fallen Trees in Ilocos Norte due to strong winds as tropical storm "Mario" slammed the entire province on Saturday.

Photo Credit: Joemar Tolentino

Residents of Ilocos Norte province endured more than 16 hours of intense rain and heavy gusts accompanying Tropical Storm “Mario” from Friday to Saturday, but the province recorded only one storm-related fatality.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

P20M in relief goods given to families displaced by storm Mario

Residents continue to be housed in evacuation centers Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 in Marikina city east of Manila, Philippines. AP

The Department of Social Welfare and Development has distributed P20 million in relief assistance to areas hit by tropical storm Mario.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Who dumped more rain? ‘Mario’ or ‘Ondoy’?

Rescuers unload the body of a man who died of natural causes at the height of heavy flooding brought about by tropical storm Fung-Wong flooded Marikina city, east of Manila, Philippines and most parts of the metropolis Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Heavy rains due to a storm and the seasonal monsoon caused widespread flooding Friday in the Philippine capital and nearby provinces, shutting down schools and government offices. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Even as the severe flooding brought by the rains of Tropical Storm “Mario” that shut down Metro Manila on Friday brought memories of that other killer tropical storm five years ago, the amount of rainfall “Mario” continues to dump in the metropolis won’t be twice as much.

Posted: September 19th, 2014 in Infographics,Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cainta under state of calamity due to heavy rain, flooding

Keep safe my neighbors in Gruar Subdivision in Cainta,Rizal-@marie_go

Cainta, Rizal has been placed under state of calamity as tropical storm “Mario” continues to batter parts of Luzon.

Posted: September 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »