Archive for August 21, 2013

Casiguran, Aurora now isolated due to Typhoon Labuyo

Aug 12, 2013
After typhoon Labuyo hit the province this morning, roads leading to Casiguran are blocked by fallen trees, electric posts and other debris.


Flooding after typhoon devastates millions in China

Aug 16, 2013
Floods, triggered by heavy rainfall, have wreaked havoc in north-eastern and southern China. Typhoon Utor struck southern Guangdong province on Wednesday, bringing torrential rains and gale force winds. Tens of thousands residents of low-lying areas in Maoming city were forced to flee their homes.

Northeast Heilongjiang province was also badly hit. Days of heavy rain swelled a major local river, also triggering severe flooding.

Local media reported the floods had killed at least eight people, and affected more than two million people in Heilongjiang alone. Report by Mark Morris.

Typhoon Utor Lashes S China Update 1 big waves

Aug 13, 2013
Typhoon Utor Lashes S China Update 1 14th August 2013.

Powerful Typhoon UTOR Hits Philippines RAW FOOTAGE – 12 AUG 2013

Aug 12, 2013
2 dead, 44 missing as typhoon slams Philippines – VIDEO
A powerful typhoon battered the northern Philippines on Monday, toppling power lines and dumping heavy rain across cities and food-growing plains. The storm left at least two people dead and 44 missing.
Typhoon Utor, described as the strongest globally this year, slammed ashore in mountainous eastern Aurora province with sustained winds of 109 miles per hour and gusts of up to 130 mph.
Footage from ABS-CBN TV network showed a woman swept away by a raging river in neighboring Isabela province. The woman waved her hands for help as she struggled to hang on to debris while being buffeted by huge waves in the muddy waters. It was not known what happened to her.
“She has not been found, so she is missing,” said Norma Talosig, a regional civil defense director. She said the woman lived alone in a low-lying area and had refused to be evacuated.
Talosig said that in northern Nueva Vizcaya province, a 53-year-old farmer drowned while trying to rescue his water buffalo from a swift-moving flood. The animal survived.
In mountainous Benguet province, a 22-year-old man died on the way to a hospital after he was pulled from a landslide that hit a canal he was clearing, said regional civil defense official Andrew Alex Uy.
The typhoon triggered waves of up to eight feet and left scores of fishermen missing.
In northern Pangasinan province, 25 fishermen on three boats failed to return home, said provincial police spokesman Senior Inspector Ryan Manongdo.
Eighteen other fishermen from the eastern provinces of Catanduanes and Camarines Norte also were unaccounted for. Authorities were hoping they took shelter in coves and nearby islands

HABAGAT UPDATE: Woman dances atop flooded house before being swept away by rampaging river

Aug 12, 2013
Condolence to her family.Her body was recovered 2 days later. RIP…
Wrath of Philippine Typhoon as it hits Isabela province in Northern Philippines, August 12, 2013. Live report by Julius Camba for ABS CBN – TV Patrol News.
Acknowledgements to ABS CBN for the news clip. No copyright infringement intended. Solely for public information and precaution to typhoon rampages.