Typhoon ‘Santi’ causes power interruption in Luzon, 3 fishermen missing -NDRRMC


Typhoon Santi (International name: Nari) caused power interruptions in some parts of Luzon while three fishermen were reported missing, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Saturday.

NDRRMC identified the three missing persons as Andres Timuat, 42; Edilberto Arcilla, 55; and Jose Burak, 58, all residents of Barangay (village) Tinago, Viga Catanduanes, remained missing since Oct. 8.

NDRRMC said that search and rescue operation cannot not be conducted for now due to the weather.

The NDRRMC also said at least 551 families or 2,302 people from 57 villages in Cagayan Valley and Central Luzon were preemptively evacuated and are staying in evacuation centers.

The agency said that as of 6 a.m. Saturday, areas affected by power outages are eight municipalities in Regions 2 and 3. These are: in Aglipay town in Quirino province, Nueva Vizcaya: Alfonso Castañeda, Dupax del Norte, Dupax del Sur, Aritao; Isabela: San Agustin and Jones; and Aurora: Dingalan.

The NDRRMC also said 2,000 passengers, 24 vessels, 277 rolling cargoes and 19 motorbancas were still stranded in different ports in Luzon.

The NDRRMC said two Ligao, Albay roads were not passable included:K0511+020 Albay West Coast Road;Ko520+000 Ligao, Pio Duran Road (one lane passable). PNA



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