108 remain stranded in CamSur


Posted at Jun 04 2012 10:02 AM | Updated as of Jun 05 2012 12:11 AM

MANILA, Philippines – At least 108 passengers remain stranded in Camarines Sur due to the rains brought by typhoon “Ambo”, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said.

In its latest advisory, NDRRMC said the passengers and at least two vehicles were stranded at the Pasacao port as of 7 a.m.

Meanwhile, NDRRMC said Kennon Road remains impassable after a rockslide incident.

Garasgas Bridge in Barangay Bil-Loca, Batac City, Ilocos Norte; Sto. Niño Detour Bridge in Barangay Sto. Niño, Busuanga, Palawan; and Sabalayan National Road in Mindoro are still closed to traffic.

NDRRMC chief Benito Ramos said Ambo has left at least three people dead.

The latest casualty was a child who drowned in Cainta, Rizal. The unidentified victim was earlier reported to be missing.

The civil defense chief said this brings the death toll in the first weather disturbance to hit the country this year to three.

Rescuers on Sunday morning recovered the bodies of siblings, two-year-old Princess Abrera and four-year-old Shaoun Mori Abrera, meters from their house at Barangay Sagrada in Busuanga, Palawan.

Ramos said three people remain missing in Pandan, Catanduanes; two in Lagonoy, Camarines Sur; and one in Santa Maria, Romblon.

PAGASA forecaster Connie Dadivas, meanwhile, said Ambo will continue to bring rains until Tuesday as it enhances the southwest monsoon (hanging habagat).

Ambo was last spotted 380 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes. It was packing 140 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center with gustiness of up to 170 kph.

Inclement weather in the country will continue this week in the southern part of the country as an active low pressure area (ALPA) approaches Mindanao.

The ALPA will be named “Butchoy” once it develops into a full-blown storm.

PAGASA last spotted the potential storm 870 kilometers east of southern Mindanao.