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Fire guts house

by on Dec.27, 2010, under General, Places

A fire razed a single story residential house in barangay Upper Market Subdivision while its homeowners were allegedly on vacation in Manila. The Baguio City Fire Station received a call from a neighbor saying smoke was seen coming out from the roof of the house. Fire marshals immediately responded to the area who upon their arrival noticed thick smoke following from the roof and several small opening of the house. As flames continued to intensify, the firemen forcibly cut open the locked gate laden with barbed wires. Reports from the neighbors showed there was no sign of the still unidentified caretaker hired to look after the house during holidays. Responding firemen immediately conducted firefighting operations which took 40 minutes before declaring the blaze under control. The investigation showed that the fire destroyed more than P500, 000 worth of property the house and most of its contents were made from combustible materials.

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2 dead; roads closed as Juan’s batters North Luzon

by on Oct.19, 2010, under Breaking News, General, Places

Two people were reported killed as tropical cyclone Juan battered Northern Luzon on Monday, plunging Isabela in darkness and forcing the closure of several key roads in the mountainous region. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said that the latest fatality was a 20 years old woman in Rizal town in Kalinga province. The NDRRMC also said the body of the 53 year old man who is reported missing after being swept by the current of the Cagayan River was found at Bonton Bridge.
Manila North Road at Sagayaden village in Cabugao one lane passable, Benguet Road closed due to the slides, Claveria-Calanasan road Mabanong Section in Apayao is closed to traffic, Lenning- Cabugao Road in Apayao was closed due to slides, Halsema Highway in the Cordillera region were remained open.
The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) lowered its storm alerts as Juan weakened after crossing the Sierra Madre Mountain. Juan was estimated at 80 kms northwest of Baguio City with maximum winds of 160 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 195 kph. Juan is now off the coast of La Union and is moving towards the South China Sea. By this Tuesday evening the center of the typhoon is forecast to be at 44okm west-northwest of Tuguegarao City and 820 km west-northwest of Laoag City by Wednesday evening.

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Juan is the world’s strongest typhoon

by on Oct.19, 2010, under Breaking News, General, Places

Super typhoon Juan (international codename-Megi) roared through Isabela flattening banana plantations, uprooting trees, toppling power lines and forcing the evacuation of more than 3,000 people in the province and the nearby Cagayan. Four people are reported were killed in the typhoon’s path. Juan was packing sustained winds of 225 kilometers per hour and gusts of 260 kph. The bureau of weather officials said that Juan is the world’s strongest storm that hit the Philippines that super typhoon Reming. The PAGASA said the cyclone was so powerful that it reached typhoon category while still in the open sea. About six hours after it made landfall in Isabela, Juan weakened as it made its way across northern Luzon, Juan was 90 kilometer west northwest of Baguio City that sustained winds of 160 kph and gusts of 195 kph. The typhoon was expected to leave via Ilocos Sur at midnight Monday.
There are died in a different ways; a man who drowned in Cagayan River has been confirmed to be the first fatality of the super typhoon. A woman in Rizal, Kalinga was killed when a tamarind tree blown by the strong winds and crashed down on her house. In Baguio City a forest guard at the Busol watershed died after a tree fell on the guard house where he was staying. In Pangasinan a farmer was killed when he was struck by the lightning in Mangatarem town. Rice stockpiles in a warehouse of the Department of Social Welfare and Department in Divilacan town got soaked when the strong winds blew away the warehouse’s roof. In Santa Ana, Cagayan a woman was reportedly hit by an electric post while a child reportedly sustained minor wounds due to the fallen live wire. Two women were badly injured inside the Jollibee store in Tanza, Tuguegarao when a heavy object buffeted by the winds smashed into the store’s glass wall. A female customer reportedly sustained a broken collarbone while a staff member suffered burns from the boiler.
A landslide is also reported in a various sections of Apayao and Benguet. The roads in Benguet were closed due to the landslides.

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22 people are hurt in Ifugao bus mishap

by on Oct.17, 2010, under Breaking News, General, Places

22 passengers are injured after the bus, were they riding fell into a ravine in a village in Kiangan town, Ifugao province on September 19, 2010. The bus was came from Baguio City and headed for Lagawe, Ifugao. The injured passengers are brought into the Ifugao Provincial Hospital in Lagawe that there is no fatality. The investigations of this incident are still going on.

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