Typhoon Queenie (Chebi) News

Update Nov 13, from ABS-CBN Interactive: ‘Queenie’ displaces 8,290 persons

NDCC noted there were nine persons injured in Casiguran, Aurora, considered the worst hit, but did not identify the victims. It emphasized there were no casualties, although 1,380 families consisting, or 8,290 persons, in 14 barangays in San Jose City, Nueva Ecija, had to be evacuated.

In Barangay Santo Niño 1, Dinapigue, Isabela, NDCC evacuated 400 families, or 2,400 persons, the most number in a single rescue operation. Fourteen houses were destroyed in Dipaculao, Aurora.

Landslides made the Baler-Dinapigue Road and Aritao-Quirino Road in Nueva Vizcaya impassable to all types of vehicles. The Baler-Casiguran Road in Aurora was also temporarily closed due to fallen electric posts and trees blocking it.

Also, the Timber Bridge on Cabatangan River in Aurora province gave it to the onrushing water, making the Nueva Ecija-Aurora Road also impassable.

from Gulf Times: Two hurt as storm hits Philippines

At least two people were injured yesterday as a powerful typhoon pummelled the northern Philippines, uprooting trees, toppling electric posts and causing power outages, officials said. One of the areas severely hit by typhoon Chebi was the northeastern province of Aurora where heavy rains and strong winds damaged houses, according to Governor Bellaflor Castillo.

Castillo said two people were injured in the town of Casiguran when an uprooted tree fell on their house in the village of San Ildefonso. Castillo added that some key roads in the province were impassable due to floodings and debris.

from Bloomberg.com :Typhoon Chebi Injures Two, Forces Evacuations in Philippines

Typhoon Chebi left two people injured and forced thousands to evacuate when it passed over the northern Philippines yesterday, bringing rain and maximum sustained winds of 140 kph (87 mph), government agencies said.

The two injuries were reported on Casiguran, Aurora province, the National Disaster Coordinating Council said in its report last night. Four villages in Casiguran were flooded and 8,600 people in the provinces of Aurora and Isabela were evacuated. The typhoon felled trees and electric poles, swelled rivers and caused landslides that cut power and made some roads impassable.

from Balita.org: Typhoon Queenie slows down

Typhoon “Queenie”, international code name “Chebi”, has slowed down after making a landfall in Casiguran and Aurora provinces on Saturday, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

from abs-cbn interactive: Quirino under state of calamity

Reports reaching the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) said the typhoon placed Quirino under total blackout, while the central and northern areas of Aurora suffered power outages.

According to the NDCC, floodwaters in four barangays in Casiguran, Aurora — Poblacion, Marikit, Tabas, and Calangcuasan — reached two feet high.The Baler-Casiguran and Nueva Ecija-Aurora roads were rendered impassable to all types of vehicles due to fallen electric posts, uprooted trees and heavy floods, the NDCC said.

from The Hindu: Typhoon ‘Chebi’ lashes Philippines

At least four villages in the hardest-hit town of Casiguran were flooded, but there were no evacuations, Amparo said.

Two people were injured when a coconut tree fell on a house also in Casiguran, and strong winds destroyed two houses and damaged a dozen others, she added.

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