Strong winds and heavy rains brought by Typhoon Molave flooded parts of Luzon, causing widespread power outages and suspension of schools. Tens of thousands of people fleeing their homes.
Philippine Presidential Spokesperson Harry Locke said in an interview with DZRH TV that day, President Duterte is currently paying close attention to the typhoon in his hometown of Davao. He is most concerned about the health and safety of Filipinos. Locke reminded the government departments in the disaster-stricken areas to implement minimum health and safety standards. Such as wearing masks and face masks, in evacuation centres.
Locke stated that the Philippine government is ready to help the evacuated families and “aid is on the way”. The Ministry of Agriculture will provide loans to farmers whose crops are affected by the typhoon. The Ministry of Social Welfare and Development has also prepared food parcels and disaster relief funds, with a total of 8.9059 million pesos.
At 5 pm, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) reported that the eye of typhoon “Molave” was located 310 kilometres west of Calapan, Dongmindoro Province, Luzon at 4 pm that day. Moving west and northwest at a speed of 25 kilometres per hour, the maximum wind near the centre is 130 kilometres per hour. Gusts are as high as 160 kilometres per hour.
Typhoon “Molave” landed on Luzon Island in the northern Philippines on the evening of the 25th, bringing strong rainfall and strong winds, and about 9,000 people were forced to evacuate their homes.
Moreover, “Molave” made landfall on San Miguel Island in Albay, Luzon Island for the first time at 6:10 pm on the 25th, and then landed several times in the southern Luzon Island. The wind was in the western waters of the South China Sea. Slightly enhanced when moving.
Besides that, PAGASA reported that there were huge waves 2.5 to 7.0 meters high on the sea that the centre of “Molave” passed on that day, and huge waves of 2.5 meters to 5.0 meters on the western coast of Luzon Island.
The Philippine Meteorological and Disaster Response Department said that “Molave” swept through many provinces in southern Luzon. Floods and mudslides occurred in some areas. However, as of the 25th, no reports of casualties have been received.
Philippine Minister of Public Works and Highways Vera informed that “Molave” caused road breaks, landslides, mudslides, bridge collapses, and road sinking. Currently, 21 national highways in 7 regions of Luzon are impassable.
Typhoon Molave swept the Philippines
Brigadier General Armando Ballillo, a spokesperson for the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), informed that during the “Molave” attack on Luzon. PCG received several reports of maritime incidents in Batangas Province, among which was in Batangas, Batangas Province. Ann’s PCG substation rescued 7 crew members after a yacht named MV Ocean Explorer 3 sank. One crew member is still missing. A total of more than 500 passengers, 473 trucks.
In addition, “Molave” was originally a tropical cyclone, but intensified into a typhoon as it moved westward, with wind speeds reaching 130 kilometres per hour. Furthermore, more than 3,400 people have been placed in shelters.
Moreover, the Philippines just “sent away” the tropical depression “Shadr” last week. It caused floods in Quezon Province and other areas. Furthermore, after leaving the Philippines, “Shader” also intensified into a typhoon during its movement.
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