Good Evening everyone, I just finished watching the News and they Reported so many deaths and damages in around Davao, Mindanao Leyte and Surigao with Landfalls and flooding many people died. I actually wasn't thinking about that big damage would happen since we in cebu also were hit by that typhoon with signal No.2 and in the southern part signal No.3 and since here in the city we had luckily only strong wind with less rain, but as i watched the news today oh my. Here in Cebu in the provinces south of cebu they were also deaths reported due to falling trees and electric fences.
here some more news info from the net:
MANILA, Philippines—Public storm Signal No. 1 was raised over several provinces in Visayas and Mindanao as Typhoon “Pablo” (international codename: Bopha) accelerated from 22 kilometers per hour to 26 kph Sunday night.
The affected areas in the Visayas are: Bohol, Biliran, Camotes Island, Southern Leyte, Leyte, Eastern Samar, and Western Samar.
Meanwhile, the provinces in Mindanao that were placed under the storm signal warning are: Surigao del Sur, Surigao del Norte including Siargao Island, Dinagat Is., Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Davao Oriental, Davao del Norte inc. Samal Is., Compostela Valley, Bukidnon, Misamis Oriental and Camiguin.
As of 10 p.m. Sunday, Pablo was located 810 kilometers southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur.
It was packing maximum sustained winds of 185 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 220 kph.
The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration advised fishing boats and other small seacrafts not to venture out into the eastern seaboards of Visayas and Mindanao.
MANILA, Philippines—The death toll from the powerful Typhoon “Pablo” (international name Bopha) climbed to at least 140, as rescuers battled to reach areas cut off in flash floods and mudslides, officials said Wednesday.
The 16th storm to enter the Philippines this year has so far left 51 people killed in flash floods in New Bataan, Compostela Valley, with more villagers still missing after being swept away by strong currents, the military said.
Three of the 51 fatalities were soldiers.
In Davao Oriental, 81 deaths were reported.
The Provincial Disaster Response and Reduction Management Center in Davao Oriental said the municipality of Baganga, where Pablo made landfall, recorded the biggest number of deaths so far, with 31, followed by the adjacent town of Cateel with 30.
The provincial disaster center report said 95 people were injured in Cateel while 51 were hurt in Baganga.
Caraga recorded six deaths from “Pablo”, while six more fatalities were listed in the provinces of Misamis Oriental and Occidental, Siquijor and Bukidnon.
A total of 21 persons were reported missing in the towns of Caraga, Baganga and Cateel, it added.
The storm caused 24,000 families or 120,000 persons in Eastern Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Davao region and Caraga to flee their homes. Most of the evacuees were from Surigao del Sur with over 50,000.
The towns of Baganga, Cateel and Boston remained inaccessible by land because the Mandulog Bridge in Caraga collapsed at the height of the storm.
“There’s still no electricity there. The communication lines are still down,” said Col. Leopoldo Galon, chief of the civil relations group of the military’s Eastern Mindanao Command.
Heavy to intense rains dumped by Pablo caused suspension of classes, power outages, and communication interruption in the areas of Central Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Davao region, Caraga and Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.
Nearly 50 roundtrip domestic flights by Cebu Pacific Air and Zest Air were cancelled Wednesday.
As of latest, Pablo weakened further as it hovered over Northern Palawan. With a report from Nico Alconaba, Inquirer Mindanao
Originally posted at 10:27 am | Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012