Meteorological Service

May 17, 2014

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There are more than half a million affected, especially in the North of the country. The Typhoon through the archipelago since two days ago. The shanty town is one of the main causes of the high number of victims. At least 31 people have been killed, 27 remain missing and 648.362 have been affected in the Philippines by a tropical storm that runs North of the archipelago from two days ago, said official sources Thursday. According to the National Center for disaster prevention, the latest victims are a man of 73 who wind threw from the roof of his house while trying to repair it, two men who were killed in separate flash floods drowned and a woman who had been given by missing days ago. Rescue teams Wednesday pulled the corpse of a miner’s tunnel of a deposit which collapsed the day before in the province of Camarines Norte (this) because of the copious rain and high winds that accompany Nock-ten or Juaning, as filipinos call this tropical depression.

The remaining victims have died drowned, buried by landslides, next or hit by Poles or trees felled by the Gale. The 36 wounded registered by the authorities have also suffered accidents of this type. Most of the deaths have occurred in the province of Albay and the others have been shared between Catanduanes, Camarines Norte, Camarines of the Marinduque South, Cavite, Quezon, Siquijor, Iloilo and Manila region. Regarding the missing 27, 24 of them are fishermen who went out to fish despite the warnings in the eastern provinces of Masbate, Catanduanes and Albay. The remaining three are two policemen who were caught by a landslide in Ifugao (North) and a man of 47 years of the province of Romblon. Westward the Meteorological Service, Pagasa, said this Wednesday that tropical depression Philippines abandon definitely in the coming hours with direction to the South China Sea, to the West. Each year, between 15 and 20 typhoons pass by the Philippines during the rainy season, which starts in May and June and ends in October or November. International experts identify the chabolismo as the main factor of the large number of casualties caused by natural disasters that affect the country and reveal the very poor state of the infrastructure.