NDRRMC: At least 3 dead, P56 million infra, agriculture damage due to 'Bising'
A fisherman secures his wooden fishing boat along the seashore of Borongan town, Eastern Samar province, central Philippines on April 18, 2021, in preparation of Typhoon Surigae, as it moves over the eastern seaboard of the country.
AFP/Talisay Police Station/Alren Beronio

NDRRMC: At least 3 dead, P56 million infra, agriculture damage due to 'Bising'

(Philstar.com) - April 21, 2021 - 12:27pm

MANILA, Philippines — Death toll due to Typhoon Bising rose to three, while combined agricultural and infrastructure damage reached more than P56 million, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported on Wednesday.

In its latest situation report, the NDRRMC said that three people died and ten were injured in Bicol, Central and Eastern Visayas and Zamboanga Peninsula regions. One person remains missing.

The NDRRMC however noted that they are validating the casualties.

The council also recorded P45,930,550.10 damage to agriculture in Bicol and Central Visayas regions.

It also noted P10.55 million damage to infrastructure. P10.5 million worth of infrastructure was damaged in Bicol and P50,000 in Eastern Visayas. In the Caraga region, the NDRRMC said Bising damaged two sea walls, one port and one tower base.

The report also said the typhoon affected 59,098 families or 229,829 persons in the 944 barangays in Bicol, Eastern Visayas and Caraga regions.

Of these 3,848 families or 15,813 persons have been forced to seek temporary shelter in 236 evacuation centers while 5,535 families or 21,648 persons left their homes to stay with relatives or friends.

The government, through the Department of Social Welfare and Development and local government units, have so far provided P171,156.20 worth of assistance to affected families in Bicol region, it added.

A separate report from the Philippine Coast Guard meanwhile showed that stranded passengers in affected ports are down to 39 as of 8 a.m. of Wednesday.

The passengers are stuck in Tabaco and Pasacao ports in Bicol, as sea conditions remain moderate to rough. Two vessels and one rolling cargo also remain stranded in the said ports.

State weather bureau Pagasa said in its 11 a.m. bulletin that Bising slowed down as it continues to move northwestward east of mainland Cagayan. At 10 a.m., the typhoon was located 360 km east of Tuguegarao City.

Weather forecasters said Bising is expected to weaken to severe tropical storm category by Saturday and exit the Philippine area of responsibility as a tropical storm by Sunday. — Kristine Joy Patag

As It Happens
LATEST UPDATE: April 23, 2021 - 5:17pm

Severe Tropical Storm Bising (international name Surigae) enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Friday morning, state weather bureau PAGASA says.

This is the second tropical cyclone to enter the country this year.

April 23, 2021 - 5:17pm

PAGASA says Bising weakens into a severe tropical storm.

At 4:00 p.m. Friday, the center of Bising was spotted 825 kilometers east northeast of Basco, Batanes. 

Moving northeastward at 15 kilometers per hour, Bising has maximum sustained winds of 110 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 135 kph.

April 23, 2021 - 11:10am

Typhoon Bising slightly weakens as it moves away from the landmass of Luzon, state weather bureau PAGASA says.

At 10 a.m., Bising was located 715 km east northeast of Basco, Batanes or 715 km east northeast of Itbayat, Batanes with winds of 120 kh and gusts of up to 150 kph. It is moving northeastward at 25 kph.

"Tropical cyclone winds of at least strong breeze to near gale in strength extend outward up to 320 km from the center of the typhoon. Destructive typhoon-force winds extend outward up to 50 km from the center of the typhoon," PAGASA says.

April 22, 2021 - 11:54am

Typhoon Bising maintains its strength while moving to the east of Batanes.

State weather bureau PAGASA has lifted Signal No. 1 over Isabela and other areas of Cagayan while the alert is still up in Batanes and the northeastern portion of Cagayan (Santa Ana, Gonzaga) including Babuyan Islands.

At 10 a.m., Bising was located 375 km east northeast of Calayan, Cagayan or 320 km east of Basco, Batanes with winds of 150 kph and gusts of up to 185 kph. It is moving north northwest at 10 kph.

April 22, 2021 - 7:11am

Typhoon Bising weakens as it decelerates over the Philippine Sea, state weather bureau PAGASA says Thursday morning.

The tropical cyclone is forecast to gradually weaken and to be downgraded to severe tropical storm category by Friday.

At 4 a.m., Bising was located 350 km east of Calayan, Cagayan with winds of 150 kph and gusts of 185 kph. It is moving northward at 10 kph.

Tropical cyclone wind signal no. 1 is hoisted over: 

  • Batanes
  • the eastern portion of Cagayan (Santa Ana, Gonzaga, Lal-Lo, Gattaran, Baggao, Peñablanca, Camalaniugan, Buguey, Aparri, Santa Teresita, Alcala, Amulung, Iguig, Tuguegarao City) including Babuyan Islands
  • the northeastern portion of Isabela (San Pablo, Maconacon, Divilacan, Palanan)
April 21, 2021 - 11:12am

Seven areas are under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal no. 1 as Typhoon Bising slows down while maintaining its strength.

At 10 a.m., Bising was located 360 km east of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan with winds of 175 kph and gusts of up to 215 kph. It is moving northwestward at 10 kph.

Areas under Signal No. 1:

  • Batanes
  • Cagayan including Babuyan Islands
  • the eastern portion of Apayao (Luna, Santa Marcela, Flora, Pudtol)
  • the eastern portion of Kalinga (Pinukpuk, Rizal)
  • the eastern portion of Isabela (Ilagan, San Mariano, Palanan, Divilacan, Maconacon, San Pablo, Cabagan, Tumauini, Santa Maria, Delfin Albano, Santo Tomas, Quezon, Quirino, Gamu, Naguilian, Benito Soliven, Reina Mercedes, Mallig, Burgos, Roxas, Cauayan City, Luna, San Manuel, Cabatuan, Aurora, Dinapigue, San Mateo, Alicia, Angadanan, San Guillermo, Echague, Jones, San Agustin, San Isidro)
  • the northeastern portion of Quirino (Maddela)
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