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80 dead as Pablo rips through Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) - At least 80 people have died in Mindanao from the onslaught of Typhoon Pablo (international name Bopha), authorities said Tuesday.

In New Bataan town in Compostela Valley, at least 43 people died when flash floods swept away an Army patrol base, a landslide hit a community, and trees fell on people.

"I’ve counted 43 bodies on the floor," ABS-CBN News Southern Mindanao reporter Vina Araneta told ANC by telephone.

Lt. Col. Lyndon Paniza, spokesman of the Army’s 10th Infantry Division, confirmed the deaths.

He said 23 others were injured while 6 soldiers remain missing.

Paniza said he has no confirmed information yet on the number of missing civilians in the Compostela Valley tragedy.

Compostela Valley Governor Arturo Uy said local officials told him earlier in the day that 34 people were killed in New Bataan.

"It’s possible they have found more bodies," Uy told ANC.

"Ang unang balita, may biglang isang malaking bugso ng tubig galing sa bundok na di nila inasahan," he said.

"Nag-request na po ako ng chopper sa Army. Nanawagan rin ako na whatever assistance maibigay — rescue equipment," he added.

Benito Ramos, executive director of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), told ANC he has no information yet on the Compostela Valley tragedy.

He said they are still verifying the reports.

The typhoon has also killed at least 29 people in Davao Oriental province, police said Tuesday.

Twenty-three people died in Cateel town alone because of a flash flood caused by a storm surge, provincial police director Supt. Romil Mitra said.

He said 95 others were injured.

Initial reports said an evacuation center collapsed in the town.

Three were killed in Caraga, and 3 died in Banganga, Tarragona, and Manay, according to Mitra.

Deaths in Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Sur

Three people also died in Surigao del Sur, according to police chief Supt. Ranier Perlas.

One of the fatalities, 68-year-old Rosita Amundio, died when a coconut tree fell on her house.

Two were killed in Lingig, near Surigao del Sur’s boundary with Davao Oriental.

Five people also died in Trento town in Agusan del Sur, according to radio dzMM’s Noel Alamar.

"I was able to penetrate Bislig City, Lingig in Surigao Sur. Site of destruction. People need help here," Alamar said on Twitter Tuesday night.

More than 53,000 in emergency shelters

As night fell and the typhoon continued its onslaught  in Mindanao, fears rose that the toll could rise sharply as the strongest storm to hit the country this year brought scenes of devastation.

On Tuesday, Typhoon Pablo brought driving rain and packed gusts of up to 210 kilometers an hour, toppling trees and power lines, causing flashfloods and forcing more than 50,000 to seek refuge in emergency shelters.

The cyclone, which had weakened after making landfall, headed for the Sulu Sea in the late afternoon, changing course westward, state weather bureau PAGASA said.

Winds blew roofs off some buildings and residents of coastal and low-lying communities in Mindanao moved into shelters as floods hit some areas.

Television footage also showed logs being swept down Mindanao’s Sumilao river, and utility workers cutting up fallen trees that were blocking highways.

More than 53,000 people had moved into nearly 1,000 government shelters by early Tuesday, the NDRRMC said.

Television footage showed large numbers of people lying on mats or cardboard sheets on the concrete floors of gyms.

A total of 145 flights to and from Mindanao and the central islands had been grounded since Monday night and more than 3,000 ferry passengers were stranded as vessels were ordered to stay in port, the civil defence office said.

Large parts of Mindanao, which is not normally hit by typhoons, were without electricity after power was cut to reduce the risk of fires and electrocutions, said Liza Mazo, a regional civil defense official.

People living in the path of the storm did what they could to protect their homes and possessions.

"We have taken our pigs and chickens inside our house because their shed might be destroyed," 46-year-old shopkeeper Marianita Villamor from the southern farming town of San Fermin said.

In Cagayan de Oro city, where giant waves crashed down on the shoreline, Mayor Vicente Emano told ABS-CBN News that police rounded up all residents of low-lying areas and moved them to government shelters.

In Tagum city, hotel waiter Edgie Atilano, 23, said he and his family hunkered down in their home as Pablo bore down.

"At 3:00 am, we were woken by strong rain and howling winds. Trees and branches started snapping off near the house," he said. "This is my first time to experience a strong typhoon. It was a bit scary." - with reports from Vina Araneta and Paul Palacio, ABS-CBN News Southern Mindanao; Jeff Canoy, ABS-CBN News; Noel Alamar, dzMM; ANC; Agence France-Presse

Severe Weather Bulletin Number NINE Tropical Cyclone Warning: Typhoon "PABLO" (BOPHA) Issued at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, 04 December 2012

Severe Weather Bulletin Number NINE
Tropical Cyclone Warning: Typhoon "PABLO" (BOPHA)
Issued at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, 04 December 2012

SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN #8 TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING: TYPHOON “PabloPH. (BOPHA)

SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN #8 TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING: TYPHOON “PabloPH. (BOPHA) ISSUED AT 11:00 AM, 04 DECEMBER 2012 (Valid for broadcast until the next bulletin to be issued at 5 PM today)

TYPHOON “PABLO” has slightly weakened after making a landfall and is now traversing the province of Bukidnon.

Location of eye/center: At 10:00 AM today, the eye of Typhoon “PABLO” was located based
on radar, satellite and surface data at 50 km East of Malaybalay, Bukidnon (8.1°N, 125.5ºE).

Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 160 kph near the center an. gustiness of up to 195 kph

Movement: Forecast to move West Northwest at 20 kph.

Forecast Positions: Typhoon “PABLO” is expected to be at 140 k. Southwest of Iloilo City by tomorrow morning. By Thursday morning, it will be at 230 km West of Coron, Palawan and at 500 km West of Iba, Zambales by Friday morning.

Public Storm Warning Signal #3:
(Winds of 101-185kph is expected in at least 18 hrs.)

Visayas: Bohol, Siquijor, Southern Cebu, Southern Negros Oriental and Southern Negros Occidental

Mindanao: Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon, Lanao del Sur, Lanao de. Norte, Misamis Occidental, Zamboanga del Norte, and Camiguin

Public Storm Warning Signal #2:
(Winds of 61-100 kph is expected within the next 24 hours)

Luzon: Northern Palawan incl. Calamian Grp. Of Islands and Cuyo Is.

Visayas: Southern Leyte, Antique, Iloilo, Rest of Cebu incl. Camotes Is., Rest of Negros Oriental and Rest of Negros Occidental

Mindanao: Surigao del Norte incl. Siargao, Surigao del Sur, Dinagat, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Davao del Norte incl. Samal Is., Compostela Valley, Davao Oriental, North Cotabato, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay and Maguindanao

Public Storm Warning Signal #1:
(Winds of 45-60kph is expected within the next 36 hours)

Luzon: Rest of Palawan

Visayas: Aklan, Capiz and Leyte incl Biliran

Mindanao: Davao del Sur, Sultan Kudarat, Basilan, Sarangani and

South Cotabato

* Estimated rainfall amount is from 15 to 30 mm per hour (heavy -
intense) within the 600 km diameter of the typhoon.

* Estimated rainfall amount is from 10 to 20 mm per hour (heavy - intense) within the 500 km diameter of the typhoon.

*Residents living in low lying and mountainous areas under public storm warning signals are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas under public storm warning signal #3 and signal #2 are alerted against big waves or storm surges generated by this Typhoon.

* Fishing boats and other sea vessels are advised not to venture out into the Seaboards of Visayas and Mindanao.

* The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 5 PM today.
Satellite Picture at 10:30 a.m., 04 December 2012

Satellite Picture at 10:30 a.m., 04 December 2012

Severe Weather Bulletin Number EIGHT Tropical Cyclone Warning: Typhoon “PABLO” (BOPHA) Issued at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, 04 December 2012
Severe Weather Bulletin Number EIGHT
Tropical Cyclone Warning: Typhoon “PABLO” (BOPHA)
Issued at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, 04 December 2012

Estimated rainfall amount is from 15 - 30 mm per hour (heavy - intense) within the 600 km diameter of the Typhoon.

Residents living in low lying and mountainous areas under public storm warning signals are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.

Likewise, residents in coastal areas under public storm warning signal #2 and signal #3 are alerted against storm surges particulary those living in the coastal areas of Surigao del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Dinagat, Bohol and Leyte provinces where 3-6 meters wave height is expected.

Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the Eastern Seaboards of Visayas and Mindanao.

The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 5 AM tomorrow.

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