Last Updated: Thursday, November 27, 2014

'Queenie' displaces 6,933 people in Philippines

A total of 6,933 people have been affected and displaced by Tropical Depression Queenie (Chebi). Around 30 evacuation centers have been opened for them, the state disaster management agency said today.

Public storm warning signal 1 has been issued in Palawan, including the Calamian group of Islands, Cuyo Islands and Southern Negros, Guimaras Island, LLoiLo and Antique. Winds of 30-60 kph is expected in at least 36 hours in these regions.

A total of 4,136 passengers and 308 rolling cargos have been stranded due to the weather.

As of 4:00pm, Queene was located 90 km southeast of Cuyo, Palawan, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said. Queenie is forecast to move west northwest at 24 kph.

According to The Philippines Daily Inquirer Online, seventy-seven houses have been damaged in Cauayan town due to the strong winds. In Bohol, the town of Jagna has been kept under a state of calamity.

Landslide has covered portions of the Paling-Paling Road in Barangay Mantalugon in Dalaguete town.

Original post: Natural Disasters List November 27, 2014