GORING PH: Typhoon Goring Causes Flooding in Some Parts of the Philippines and Displaced Thousands of Residents
Typhoon Goring has brought heavy rains that have caused flooding in various parts of the country, displacing affected residents.
Over the past few days, Typhoon Goring has lashed different parts of the country with strong winds and heavy rains. Although Goring escalated to a super typhoon, it eventually weakened into a typhoon.
The typhoon was last spotted 210 km east of Casiguran, Aurora, packing maximum sustained winds of 175 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 215 kph. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration reported that Goring may be upgraded again to a super typhoon category by Tuesday (August 29).
The weather agency has raised Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1 in Batanes, Babuyan Islands, Cagayan, Isabela, Polillo Islands, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, and Catanduanes.
On Sunday (August 27, 2023), Goring caused flooding in the Isabela province, the northern tip of Cagayan province, and Ilocos Sur province on Luzon’s northwest coast. The flooding displaced thousands of residents.
According to the civil defense office in Manila, 421 people from four municipalities in Ilocos Sur have evacuated due to landslides, flooding, and overflowing rivers.
On Monday (August 28, 2023), the typhoon continued to bring inclement weather conditions, triggering flooding in different parts of Negros Occidental, including Bacolod City. Numerous vehicles were stranded due to the massive flooding.
The flooding displaced affected residents who proceeded to available evacuation centers. More areas are expected to experience flooding due to the heavy rains brought by Typhoon Goring.
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