5 Meter Tidal Wave Caused By Typhoon Quiel Hits Mindoro Occidental Coast
BREAKING – A 5-meter tidal wave has destroyed several houses in the coastal town of Mindoro Occidental.
As typhoon Quiel exits out of the Philippines Area of Responsibility (PAR) it developed into a severe tropical storm. Yesterday, the maximum winds of Quiel could reach 120 kph to 150 kph.
With this, the villages of Paluan in Occidental Mindoro was hit by a five-meter tidal wave. Because of this, there were 26 houses that were destroyed and 50 others damaged.
According to an article from Inquirer, the gigantic waves hit the shoreline of 10 to 12 villages in Paluan. It is a small town located at the north-western tip of Mindoro.
Emmanuel Yambao, an officer from the disaster risk reduction management office also stated that 58 motorized bancas were destroyed due to the waves.
Because of the typhoon, there were about 11,962 residents affected. Yambao then added that 620 people needed to evacuate their homes.
Most of the residents took shelter in schools and barangay halls. However, as of Saturday morning, Yambao stated that they have all returned to their homes.
As of 5:00 a.m, today, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) stated that Quiel was last seen 560 kilometers west of Coron, Palawan.
However, the tail end of the cold front has the Ilocos, Cordillera Administrative Regions, and Cagayan Valley faced with scattered rainfall and thunderstorms.
With this, Manila is also expected to experience partly cloudy skies and some isolated rainfall. This is also expected for the rest of the country due to localized thunderstorms.
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