Typhoon Rolly leaves at least 10 dead, more than 390,000 displaced.

Typhoon Rolly leaves at least 10 dead, more than 390,000 displaced.

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MANAILA - At least 10 people died in the Beacol area, while another 3 disappeared after a typhoon hit Rolly in South Luzon, the Zone 5 Civil Protection Administration said Sunday. 

So far, 9 people have been confirmed dead in Albaia and one in Catanduanes, while the provinces of Masbate, Sorsogon, South Camarines and North Camarines have yet to submit their reports, according to an OCT report released at 8 p.m. 

The tropical cyclone that hit the Bicol region like a super-typhoon has also displaced 390,298 people from their homes, while 345,044 remain in evacuation centers. 

The DRC also reported that there are 1,013 passengers in the ports of the Bicol area.

Early Sunday, the National Electrification Administration also declared that the typhoon had cut off electricity in virtually all of Bicol's provinces, and even in parts of Quezon province. 

Typhoon Rollie cut off electricity in Bicol, in parts of Calabarzon.
It also affected the cellular network and Internet connection. Telecommunications services in Albay have been interrupted, while other provinces have not yet reported on their situation.

In Albay, a storm also made several roads impassable due to flooding. These include sections of the Tabako-Tiwi CamSur border road, the Comun-Inarado-Peñafrancia border road and the Daang Maharlika.

Rolly (international name Goni) landed on the island of Catanduanes before dawn, exceeding a maximum sustained wind speed of 225 kilometers (140 miles) per hour.

After a few hours he was swept down over Luzon and down towards the capital Manila, where by night a city of 12 million people was ready for a strong wind.


"Destructive winds and heavy rains" affected areas along the typhoon's path, including the provinces near the capital, the state meteorologist warned in his latest update.

Goni arrives one week after Typhoon Molave hit the same disaster-prone region of the archipelago, killing 22 people.


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