Jolina's fury! 14 fishermen missing; thousands evacuated
AT least 14 fishermen have been reported missing in Eastern Visayas after typhoon “Jolina” hammered the region Wednesday morning (September 8).
Three fishermen from Buenavista, Sto. Nino, Samar, identified as Rodney "Manman" Pagadora, Benido Basan and Noli Pagadora, reportedly went missing while attempting to secure their fishing boats at the height of the typhoon.
Another fisherman from Cambuhay, Daram, Samar also failed to return home from sea at around 1:00 a.m. Wednesday.
Ten more fishermen were also reported missing in the coast off Barangay Sierra, Catbalogan City.
The National Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) identified the missing fishermen as Carpio Labongray; Ronnie Cabubas; Alpher Crame; Marlon Sano; Ruben Sano; Juanito Sano; Loren Espino; Jhon Venedict Tallo; Jeffrey Espino; and Jeffrey Basilan.
Meanwhile, 1,987 families or 8,583 people have been evacuated from their homes to 46 evacuation centers in the Bicol, Western Visayas, and Easter Visayas regions.
Around 543 families are staying in the houses of their relatives and friends.
At least 3,230 passengers were reported stranded in ports in Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Bicol, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, and Eastern Visayas, the NDDRMC added.
(With report from Joyce Kahano-Alpino)
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