‘Carina’ blows out after lashing Cagayan

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NO DAY FOR FISHING A fisherman pulls his boat to shore as rains spawned by storm Carina drenched Metro Manila Sunday. PHOTO BY RUSSELL PALMA

NO DAY FOR FISHING A fisherman pulls his boat to shore as rains spawned by storm Carina drenched Metro Manila Sunday. PHOTO BY RUSSELL PALMA

Tropical storm “Carina” is expected to leave the Philippines today after lashing Cagayan Valley where it made landfall on Sunday.

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Storm signal number 2 is still raised in Isabela, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Apayao, Mountain Province, Ifugao, Kalinga, Cagayan, Abra, and Babuyan Group of Islands. The weather bureau said Calabarzon, Mimaropa and the rest of Luzon will have moderate to heavy rains, while Metro Manila, Western Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), and Northern Mindanao will have light to moderate rains.

“Carina” intensified into a tropical storm early Sunday, prompting the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration to raise signal No. 1 in the Batanes Group of Islands, Benguet, La Union, Nueva Vizcaya and Aurora.

Signal no. 2 was raised in Isabela, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Apayao, Ifugao, Kalinga, Abra, Cagayan, and the Babuyan Group of Islands.

On Sunday, Malacañang gave assurances that victims of the storm will be given assistance.

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said food packs are ready for distribution.

Andanar said 30,000 food packs have been positioned in Region 1 while 1,900 packs are in Region 8.

ANGELICA BALLESTEROS

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