Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Philippines Hit by Deadly Storm, Thousands of People Spread


Illustration-Southern Philippines when hit by tropical storm Duju. Photo: Antara Foto / Reuters.

GenPI.co – As many as 5,000 people have fled to temporary shelters in the southern Philippines when tropical storm Duju brought heavy rains, drowning dozens of villages.

Reported by AFP on Monday (22/2/2021), two areas hit by the storm, including the nickel mining center in the country, Caraga, with floods that damaged several houses and bridges in the province of Surigao del Sur.

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It is reported that the D Destinations are carrying maximum winds of up to 65 kilometers per hour (40 miles per hour) and gusts of up to 80km / h (50mph) while moving northwest over the southern Philippines.

“Currently, electricity has been cut off in several cities as a security measure,” said Governor of Surigao del Sur Province, Alexander Pimentel in his statement.

The Philippine government also confirmed that some travel destinations are expected to be canceled in the next 12 hours to avoid the storm. And, encouraging the cancellation of at least 36 domestic flights.

In addition, the rough seas caused coast guard officers to delay ferry travel, leaving more than 2,000 passengers stranded at various ports in the eastern Philippines.

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