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NDRRMC: 12 fishermen reported missing amid Jolina’s onslaught


Twelve fishermen in Catbalogan City were reported missing amid the onslaught of Severe Tropical Storm Jolina, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Wednesday.

Interviewed on GMA News’ Unang Balita, NDRRMC spokesperson Mark Timbal said search and rescue operations are ongoing for the missing fishers.

“We received a report that 12 fishermen in Catbalogan area are now being searched for (Nakatanggap po tayo ng ulat na may 12 mangingisda dyan sa Catbalogan area na pinaghahanap),” he said.

Timbal said 1,987 families or 8,583 people have been evacuated from their homes to 46 evacuation centers in the Bicol, Western Visayas, and Easter Visayas regions.

Around 543 families are staying in the houses of their relatives and friends.

At least 3,230 passengers were reported stranded in ports in Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Bicol, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, and Eastern Visayas, the NDDRMC said.

According to reports on Unang Hirit, some roofs in San Fernando, Masbate were scrapped due to the strong winds.

In Romblon, waist-deep flood hit a church and some houses after a river overflowed amid the heavy rains.

In Quezon Province, a spillway in San Francisco was damaged. Due to this, vehicles were prohibited to pass the area.

According to a report of Chino Gaston on Unang Balita, power interruption was experienced in Borongan City in Samar.

In Antique, knee-deep flood hit rice fields.

According to a report of GMA News stringer Peewee Bacuno, a landslide was reported at the boundary of Mulanay and Catanauan.

In Metro Manila, up to waist-deep flood was reported in the different streets in Quezon City, according to a report of James Agustin.

The Marikina River water level already reached above 14 meters nearing its 1st alarm level at 15 meters, according to a report of Bam Alegre.

At 7 a.m. on Wednesday, the eye or center of Jolina was located over the coastal waters of San Juan, Batangas, according to PAGASA.

Jolina has maximum sustained winds of 95 km/h near the center, gustiness of up to 115 km/h, and central pressure of 998 hPa. — RSJ, GMA News