89 families in Cagayan, Isabela evacuated due to ‘Carina’

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Aug. 1 (PNA) — Eighty-nine families in four towns of Cagayan and Isabela have sought refuge in evacuation centers as floods due to heavy rains brought by severe tropical storm ‘Carina’ continue to rise, the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Regional Office-02 reported Monday. Of the said number, 51 families or 153 individuals […]

‘Carina’ brings rains to Nueva Vizcaya

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, July 31 (PNA) — Tropical storm “Carina” spawned moderate rains in Nueva Vizcaya since Saturday night, threatening landslides along critical portions of the national highway.disas The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Philippine National Police (PNP), Land Transportation Office (LTO), PNP-Highway Patrol Group (HPG) and concerned local government units are on […]

‘Carina’ maintains strength while moving over northern Cagayan — PAGASA

MANILA, July 31 (PNA) — Severe tropical storm “Carina” has maintained its strength while traversing northern Cagayan province in northern Luzon, the state weather bureau said in its weather bulletin issued at 5:00 p.m. Sunday. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said that as of 4:00 p.m., the center of storm “Carina” […]

NGCP to place Luzon grid on yellow alert Sunday night

MANILA, July 31 (PNA) — The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) will raise the alert of the Luzon grid to yellow status from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Sunday due to power supply deficiency. NGCP said the Luzon grid will be on yellow alert due to “lower level operating reserves brought about by insufficient power […]

Ilocos Norte fishers alerted against rough seas as ‘Carina’ intensifies

LAOAG CITY, July 31 (PNA) — Disaster authorities in Ilocos Norte on Sunday warned fisherfolks not to venture into the seas due to expected rough to very rough conditions in the northern and eastern seaboards of Luzon brought by tropical storm ‘Carina’. As of this posting, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) […]

‘Carina’ makes landfall in Cagayan

MANILA, July 31 (PNA) — Severe tropical storm ‘Carina’ made landfall in the province of Cagayan on Sunday afternoon, state weather bureau PAGASA said. In an interview, PAGASA weather observer Benjie Depas said ‘Carina’ made landfall around 1:20 p.m. on Sunday at Cabutunan Point in the town of Baggao in Cagayan. He noted that ‘Carina’ […]

TS ‘Carina’ disrupts operations of North Luzon transmission line –NGCP

MANILA, July 31 (PNA) — The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) reported one power facility in North Luzon that was affected by severe tropical storm “Carina” as of Sunday morning. The facility is the Magapit-Sta. Ana 69-kilovolt line, which is within the Cagayan province franchise area, particularly Buguey, Sta. Ana, Sta. Teresita, and […]

949 passengers stranded in various ports nationwide due to ‘Carina’

MANILA, July 31 (PNA) — Passengers stranded in various ports nationwide due to severe tropical storm ‘Carina’ have decreased to 949, the Philippine Coast Guard said Sunday. These include 192 rolling cargoes, 8 vessels and 1 motor banca. A rundown of those stranded include: COAST GUARD DISTRICT BICOL- 69 covering the ff ports of: Port […]

DOH on code White Alert for TS ‘Carina’

MANILA, July 31 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) said on Sunday it has raised its alert status to code White Alert since July 29 as part of its preparation for any eventualities that maybe caused by tropical storm “Carina.” Code White Alert refers to the readiness of hospital manpower like general and orthopedic […]

Almost PHP1-B worth of standby funds, relief supplies in place for impact of ‘Carina’

MANILA, July 31 (PNA) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has prepositioned a total of PHP952,313,694.09 worth of standby funds and stockpiles in anticipation of the need to provide augmentation for the impact of severe tropical storm ‘Carina’ The funds and stockpiles consisting of food packs and non-food items in its field […]