WATCH: Clearing operations underway in Naga City


Posted at Dec 26 2016 11:21 PM

Clearing operations are underway in Naga City after Typhoon "Nina" (international name: Nock-Ten) damaged houses and toppled power lines.

Fallen trees blocked parts of the Pan-Philippine Highway in Naga City and Pili.

The coastal province of Camarines Sur has been placed under a state of calamity due to the onslaught of Nina. 

Some 61,400 families in the province fled to evacuation centers amid the onslaught of the typhoon that caused province-wide power outages, said Chie Bermeo, head of the provincial disaster council. 

In its latest weather bulletin, state weather bureau PAGASA said improved weather can be expected, now that Nina has left the Philippine landmass.

Nina is expected to move west-northwest at a speed of 20 kph and is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Wednesday morning.

Tropical cyclone warning signal no. 2 remains hoisted over Lubang Island and the western portion of Batangas, while signal no. 1 remains raised in southern Zambales, Bataan, the rest of Batangas, Cavite, and northern portions of Occidental and Oriental Mindoro. - with reports from Mylce Mella, ABS-CBN News