1 killed, hundreds evacuated due to 'Karen'-A A +A
Saturday, September 15, 2012
MANILA (Updated 4:21 p.m.) -- One person was killed while hundreds more in Metro Manila were evacuated amid the bad weather spawned by Typhoon Karen, disaster officials said Saturday.
In its latest report, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) identified the fatality as Juan Cabales, 70, of Bugo village in Tomas Oppus town in Southern Leyte.
The agency said Cabales went fishing at 8 p.m. of September 12 and never went back home. Two days later, his body was found off the shore of Kawayan village in Libangon town in Southern Leyte.
Karen was already inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility when Cabales reportedly went missing.
Meanwhile in Metro Manila, the NDRRMC said at least 47 people in Quezon City and 400 San Juan City residents were evacuated from their homes early Saturday due to rain and floods from the typhoon-enhanced monsoon.
Heavy downpour before Saturday dawn caused flooding in several parts of Metro Manila including the Cities of Quezon, Manila, San Juan, Makati, Valenzuela, Malabon, and Paranaque.
As of Saturday morning, the NDRRMC recorded waist-deep floods in some parts of Manila while floods up to six feet were reported in some areas of Quezon and San Juan Cities.
Classes were suspended in some colleges and universities in the metropolis. (Emmanuel Louis Bacani/Sunnex)