‘Ramon’ spares Cebu, but leaves landslides, heavy rainfall in wake

Posted on October 12, 2011

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Satellite image from Pag-asa as of 4pm today

Cebu Daily News/ Breaking News

TROPICAL storm “Ramon” spared Cebu from the brunt of its arrival as it made landfall in Southern Leyte last night and weakened into a tropical depression, making its way to northeast Luzon.

In its 11 a.m. advisory, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services (Pagasa) lifted all its public storm warning signals for Cebu province.

Mactan weather analyst Leonar Samar said Cebu will only experience scattered rain showers and cloudy skies in the coming days. Instead of going to Cebu as projected by Pagasa, Ramon instead went to Panay up to Palawan, packing maximum winds of 55 kilometers per hour.

Samar said yesterday’s downpour was measured at 42.7 millimeters, way above average for this month which is supposed to be only six millimeters.

In Mandaue City, 73 families living along the easement zone of Mahiga creek were forced to evacuate last night. But some families returned home after the weather returned to normal.
In Bantayan Island, northern Cebu, floods hit at least six barangays. Several roads in the northern towns were impassable due to landslides in road cuts.

Cebu City was largely spared by the flooding but a house in barangay Kalunsan was partially covered by landslide. Some trees were uprooted.

A 68-year old tricycle driver in Cordova town died when he was electrocuted by a hanging live wire on his way to buy a lottery ticket last night./ by Candeze Mongaya, Jucell Cuyos, Fe Marie Dumaboc and Doris Bongcac

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