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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

TD Urduja strands many; causes landslides

As heavy rains pound central Philippines, thousands of passengers and many cargo vessels are stranded in port due to the storm.

More than 2,700 stranded due to ‘Urduja’ (GMA News)

More than 2,700 passengers in Eastern and Western Visayas, Southern Luzon and Northern Mindanao were stranded due to tropical depression "Urduja," the government said on Tuesday.

The National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC), in its noon report, said those stranded included 1,519 in Eastern Visayas; 719 in Western Visayas; and 399 in Sorsogon province.Stranded passengers in Southern Tagalog included 10 in Lucena and 25 in San Jose, while those in Sorsogon included 237 in Pilar and 162 in Bulan.

Passengers stranded in Western Visayas included 384 in Bacolod and 335 in Iloilo. Those in Eastern/Central Visayas included 746 in Cebu, 282 in Maasin, 50 in Tagbilaran, 309 in Dumaguete, and 150 in Catbalogan.

Another 19 were stranded in Dapitan in Northern Mindanao.The NDCC said 99 vehicles and 86 vessels in Southern Luzon, Bicol, Eastern Visayas and Northern Mindanao were also stranded due to the weather disturbance.

As feared, the storm has produced one landslide in southern Lyete province. Fortunately, no one was injured in this landslide. All storm projections indicate that this is a slow moving storm that could dump many cemtimeters of rain on the area. As the rain continues, the threat for landslides and flash flooding increases.

Urduja causes flashflood, landslide; no one hurt (Inquirer)

TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines—The rains caused by tropical depression Urduja has resulted in a minor flashflood and a landslide in Liloan town, Southern Lyete, according to the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD).

Rey Gozon, OCD Eastern Visayas administrative officer, said on Tuesday that the landslide in the village of Guintungyan and the flooding in the village of San Isidro, both in Liloan town, did not result in any damage to properties or casualties among the residents of the two villages.

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