Thousands evacuated, hundreds stranded in ports due to Tropical Storm Paeng
MANILA, Philippines — Thousands of people were preemptively evacuated while hundreds more were stranded in some ports nationwide due to Tropical Storm Paeng.
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) latest situational report said a total of 4,975 persons were preemptively evacuated nationwide.
According to NDRRMC, a total of 1,322 families or 5,266 persons were also affected by Paeng.
In another report, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said a total of 989 passengers, drivers, and cargo helpers were stranded in Bicol and Eastern Visayas ports.
Out of the said total, 762 people were stranded in Bicol and 227 others in Eastern Visayas.
Also stranded in Bicol and Eastern Visayas ports were 478 rolling cargoes and 11 vessels, the Coast Guard added.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) placed six areas in the country under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 2 and 17 others under TCWS No. 1.
Paeng was spotted 410 kilometers east of Borongan City, Eastern Samar, packing maximum sustained winds of 75 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of 90 kph, said Pagasa.
Responding to appeals for help, the Inquirer is extending its relief efforts to the families affected by Typhoon Paeng. Cash donations may be deposited in the Inquirer Foundation Corp. Banco De Oro (BDO) Current Account No.: 007960018860 and through Maya
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