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Storm Paeng dampens Undas spirit

SOUTHERN LEYTE – The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) reported that Tropical Storm Paeng brought landslides in different parts of the province. Classes and work were suspended as alert level transitioned from orange to red alert level. The satellite photos showed the storm moving west and northwestward over the Philippine Sea.
Landslides were earlier reported by PDRRMO due to intense heavy rainfall in some areas in Southern Leyte particularly in Camang, San Ricardo; national road in Baculod, Hinundayan; in the retaining wall of Brgy. Lugsungan, Limasawa; and half of the provincial road at brgy. Malangsa, Liloan and minor landslide in the provincial road of Malbago, Bontoc.
The following day, provincial government in an Executive Order 34, announcing the suspension of work and classes in all levels in government and private offices and schools within the territorial jurisdiction of the province of Southern Leyte.
Road in Dao, Bontoc were not passable due to flood.

Missing Fishermen

Melvin Agero, 28 years old of San Jose, Malitbog, So. Leyte on board Tatay Abe SL-MAL0252; Color: White, Red Olive Green and Blue Owned by: Nicodemus Aguilar Contact Number: 09306852537
Ruel L. Daling, 56, married; Pumpboat color: Blue printed 5 Brothers; Type of fishing: pamayaw; Departed: 27 oct 3PM.
In Maasin City, some parts in Barangay Combado were flooded, and the Canturing River rose up to dangerous level. Residents living near riverbanks and the seashores were advised to be vigilant. The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council were further advised to take appropriate actions, and monitor the weather condition.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) briefed on early Friday morning that the tropical storm’s gustiness went up to 90 km/h. It said that Storm Paeng was expected to strengthen into a typhoon by Saturday, October 29, 2022.
Meanwhile, due to the heavy rainfall the cleaning up preparation of the public in cemeteries had been disrupted. Only a few were able to finish this yearly practice of beautifying the tombs of their departed loved ones ahead of time for the All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day observance.

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