Friday, June 24, 2011

Tropical Storm 'Falcon' Left Philippines Leaving 15 Missing and About 70,000 Familes Displaced

MANILA, Philippines (June 25) – The tropical storm "Falcon" exit the Philippines leaving thousands of families evacuated from their original places and most of them are still is emergency evacuation centres. 

According to latest reports from PAGASA (Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration); the storm ahs left Philippines and was estimated at 680 kilometers north northeast of Basco Batanes, or 320 kilometers west northwest of Okinawa, Japan.

The tropical storm ‘Falcon’ gained more strength and speed, PAGASA further reported, as it moves away from the Philippines, accompanying maximum sustained winds of 105 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 135 kph. It was moving north northwest at 24 kph.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported that a total of 68,939 families (329,904 persons) were forced to evacuate by the storm in Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Central Luzon and Bicol.

NDRRMC reported the injury of one person due to tornado in Quezon City yesterday afternoon; while 15 fishermen are still missing which were doing fishing in the sea when the storm struck off Catanduanes province in Bicol.

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