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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesWednesday, December 5, 2012
Negros Oriental
Button‘Pablo’ leaves NegOr with minimal damage
Button300 families evacuated, brownouts hit province
Death toll rises to 50
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‘Pablo’ leaves NegOr
with minimal damage


People from Dumaguete and Negros Oriental heaved a sigh of relief after typhoon “Pablo” came and went with apparently minimal damage.

The typhoon was estimated at 100 kilometers west of Dumaguete at 8 p.m. That placed the typhoon behind Mt. Talinis and sheltered Dumaguete from further damage from the strong wind and rain that lasted for about two hours.

The winds and rain toppled several trees in Dumaguete City alone, rendering some roads impassable. Dumaguete's Rizal Boulevard was also flooded after the sea level rose.

300 families evacuated,
brownouts hit province


No fatalities have been recorded by the local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, but hundreds of families were evacuated to safer grounds in Dumaguete City and other flood-prone areas in Negros Oriental.

Initial reports from the DRRMC said 100 families near the Tiabanan River in Basay town were evacuated to safer grounds, along with another 100 families in Brgy. Mayabon, Siaton; 12 from Brgy. Puhagan, 43 families from Brgy. Palinpinon and 13 families living along Ocoy River in Dumaguete City.

The Banica River also overflowed, and spillways in Dumaguete remained impassable as of press time. Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria was in the area to assess the damage.

Death toll rises to 50

Typhoon "Pablo" (international name: Bopha) has slightly accelerated as it continues to move towards Siquijor-Negros Oriental area, and 13 areas of the country were placed under public storm warning signal number 3, the state weather bureau said.

Packed with strong winds, heavy rains and thunderstorms, “Pablo” already claimed the lives of around 50 people, affected 11,871 families, or 57,501 individuals, demolished houses and stranded hundreds of passengers in the Visayas and Mindanao.

Weather forecaster Bernie de Leon said that, as of 5 p.m. yesterday, "Pablo" was located at 30 km southeast of Dumaguete City (9.1°N, 123.4°E) with maximum sustained winds of 160 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 195 kph.

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