Thursday, 28 July 2011 13:04
Nine people were confirmed dead in the Bicol Region as Tropical Storm "Juaning" passed through Southern Luzon with winds and heavy rains, the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) said Tuesday.
NDRRMC executive director Benito Ramos told reporters that seven were killed in a landslide in a village in Albay province, one of the four provinces in Bicol that have been placed under public storm warning signal No. 2.
Ramos said two other people were killed while another two remain missing in Catanduanes after strong rains brought by Tropical Storm "Juaning" caught residents by surprise.
Ramos said reports from Region 5 Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) identified the two deaths in Catanduanes as Rolando Angolo and Noel Angeles. He said Angolo drowned while crossing Sagrada River while Angeles was hit by a toppled electric post.
The reported deaths in Albay are still unidentified, he said.
Meanwhile, NDRRMC said two of nine water dams were nearing their spilling level. La Mesa Dam in Fairview, Novaliches, Quezon City, with 80.15-meter spilling level, registered a 79.17 meters of water.
NDRRMC also said the Ipo Dam in Bulacan had 99.89 meters of water out of its 100.87-meter spilling level. (PNA)
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