Over 200 passengers stranded in ports due to ‘Lannie’

Over 200 passengers stranded in ports due to ‘Lannie’

MANILA – A total of 221 passengers have been stranded in 12 ports in four regions due to Tropical Depression Lannie.

In its 8 a.m. update Tuesday, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) also said 130 rolling cargoes, three vessels, were stranded in Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Western Visayas, and Eastern Visayas after sea trips were canceled due to “Lannie”.

Meanwhile, a total of seven families or around 30 persons in Barangay Mercedes, Silago, Southern Leyte have been preemptively evacuated to the village’s multi-purpose hall due to bad weather.

As of 5 a.m. Tuesday, “Lannie” packing maximum sustained winds of 45 km. per hour near the center and gusts of up to 55 kph. It was last tracked 90 kilometers northwest of Cuyo, Palawan, or 70 kilometers south southeast of Coron, also in Palawan.

The NDRRMC earlier reminded all regional DRRM councils and other relevant agencies to continuously disseminate warnings to the affected areas.

It also reminded local DRRM councils, local government units, and residents of affected areas to brace for the effects of the weather disturbance. (PNA)

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