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PCG reports 40 passengers, 5 vessels stranded due to Maring

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