Published: September 28, 2011
MANILA, Philippines – The National Disaster Risk Reduction and management Council (NDRRMC) reported that there are already 20 confirmed deaths caused by typhoon Pedring.
The NDRRMC Executive Director Benito Ramos said that among the most recent count are the bodies of Maricel Bustamente, 20, from Pangasinan; Tania Balong, 22, from Isabela.
Ramos also said that 35 people are still missing since Pedring hit the country with strong winds and heavy rains, while 14 are confirmed injured.
Meanwhile, 3,365 passengers are stranded, 9,826 families are still in evacuation centers.
After Pedring, people are bracing for the incoming typhoon, Quiel which is expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility Thursday.
While there are families who returned to their homes a day after Pedring made a landfall in the northern Luzon, there are still advised to be vigilant and be updated of the weather news especially that a new typhoon is threatening to hit the county anew.