Dozens were evacuated in at least three towns as monsoon rains whipped by Typhoon Butchoy were expected to continue on Friday, the national disaster monitoring agency said.
MANILA - Malacañang suspended work in government offices and classes in public schools in Metro Manila on Friday afternoon.
MANILA – Typhoon ''Butchoy'' (international name: Nepartak) weakened Friday after making a landfall in Taiwan, but state weather bureau PAGASA said parts of the Philippines won't be spared from rains.
TAIPEI - Super Typhoon Nepartak lashed Taiwan with powerful winds and torrential rain as it made landfall Friday, injuring dozens and forcing more than 15,000 to evacuate their homes as the island cancelled hundreds of flights and shut offices and schools.
Monsoon rains stirred by Typhoon “Butchoy” hammered vast swaths of Luzon on Friday, causing floods and forcing the cancellation of classes and flights, officials said.
Classes on Friday, July 8, are suspended in parts of Luzon amid rains from Typhoon Butchoy and the southwest monsoon.
State weather bureau PAGASA said Thursday night that Typhoon Butchoy (international name Nepartak) is expected to bring more rain to parts of Luzon as it moves closer to Taiwan.
MANILA - Typhoon "Butchoy" (international name: "Nepartak") has slightly weakened, state weather bureau PAGASA said Thursday afternoon, but public storm warning signals remain hoisted over two areas.
MANILA – Public storm warning signal number 2 has been raised over the Batanes group of islands due to Typhoon ''Butchoy'' (international name: Nepartak), weather bureau PAGASA said.
Typhoon "Butchoy" (international name: Nepartak) maintained its strength as it headed to Taiwan with potentially destructive winds on Thursday, the state weather bureau said.