‘Vinta’ batters Northern Luzon

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The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Friday announced that 113 families (around 382 people) in Cagayan Valley were affected by the adverse weather brought about by Typhoon “Vinta”.

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These included 95 families or 305 people in Gonzaga in Cagayan, and 18 families or 77 people in Maconacon, Isabela.

Typhoon “Vinta” made landfall over Cagayan Thursday afternoon and reached the coast of Ilocos Norte early Friday.

The NDRRMC said debris from uprooted trees was reported in Conner, Luna, Pudtol and Sta. Marcela in Apayao. Clearing operations are ongoing.

It also said power was cut in parts of Northern Cagayan as early as 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Apayao was without power since 5 p.m.

The NDRRMC said Laoag City in Ilocos Norte also experienced power outages.

As of 9 p.m. Thursday, the national road from Aparri to Tuguegarao City was not passable because of fallen trees.

The NDRRMC also said the Tawi overflow bridge in Peñablanca in Cagayan and Pinacanauan overflow bridge in Tuguegarao City were not passable due to the swollen river.

Mobile phone signals were also reported unstable in Cagayan province. PNA

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