‘Nina’ displaces thousands in 4 regions
but no fatality reported yet — NDRRMC

December 26 2016 1:33 PM

Effects of typhoon Nina | Image from DSWD's Twitter account
Effects of typhoon Nina | Image from DSWD’s Twitter account

More than 70, 000 families were displaced in four regions due to Typhoon “Nina” (international name: “Nock-Ten”), a government-run disaster agency said on Monday, December 26.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) said 77, 560 families or 383, 097 individuals were preemptively evacuated from:

*Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezonn), *Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan)
*Bicol Region
*Eastern Visayas

A total of P7.1 million in assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and local government units were extended to Albay, Camarines Sur and Sorsogon.

At least 83 areas in Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) and Bicol regions experienced power outages starting on Sunday, Dec. 25, the NDRRMC said in its report.

No fatalities were recorded as of posting time.

Earlier on Monday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) lifted cyclone warning signals in some areas.

Pagasa said Typhoon “Nina” has weakened after it made landfall in two areas in Batangas – Verde Island and in Tingloy.

Nina first made landfall in Catanduanes, then in Camarines Sur, Quezon, and Marinduque.

READ: Nina’ weakens after 6th landfall, storm signals in some areas lifted

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