MANILA As Typhoon Tisoy (international name Kammuri) continues to pummel a large part of the country, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) announced that a total of 57,918 families or equivalent to 225,768 persons from four regions were preemptively evacuated.
In the agency's 8 a.m. update Tuesday signed and released by NDRRMC executive director Ricardo Jalad, preemptive evacuations were conducted in Bicol Region, Eastern Visayas, Calabarzon and Mimaropa.
The NDRRMC also reported that a total of 6,557 passengers, 1,506 rolling cargoes, 138 vessels, and 66 motorbancas were reported stranded in different ports nationwide.
Also, the agency reported that a total of 22 houses were damaged in Region V and the Cordillera Administrative Region, of which 13 were fully damaged and nine partially damaged.
As of this posting, the NDRRMC Operations Center in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City remains on "blue alert" status and is continuously monitoring the developments caused by the weather disturbance. (PNA)
Source: Philippines News Agency