The Philippine Coast Guard on Tuesday reported that at least 40 passengers and five vessels were stranded at three ports in Quezon province due to Tropical Storm Maring (international name: Kompasu).
According to the PCG's latest maritime advisory, four vessels and seven motor bancas were also forced to take shelter as a precautionary measure against the threat of the tropical storm.
Meanwhile, the Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 2 was hoisted over nine areas on Tuesday as Maring slightly intensified and is now over the West Philippine Sea, according to weather bureau PAGASA's 5 a.m. bulletin.
These areas were Batanes, Cagayan, northern portion of Isabela, Apayao, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Abra, Ilocos Norte, and Ilocos Sur.
PAGASA said scattered to widespread flooding, including flash floods, and rain-induced landslides are expected in areas susceptible to these dangers.
It is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Tuesday morning or afternoon. — Richa Noriega/BM, GMA News