Monday, July 11, 2016

DFA: No report so far of Pinoys affected by super typhoon in Taiwan

The Department of Foreign Affairs on Friday said there were no reports yet of Filipinos affected by super typhoon Nepartak in Taiwan, which moved thousands there to evacuate their homes.
In a text message, DFA spokesman Charles Jose said: "So far we have not received report of any Filipino affected by the typhoon."
Data from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) show that there are 58,681 Filipinos in the said country as of 2014.
The super typhoon made its landfall at Taimali town in eastern Taitung county shortly before 6 a.m., an Agence France-Presse report said.
A man drowned off a beach in Hualien county on Thursday, it added.
It quoted Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau as saying the storm had weakened slightly since its landfall, but torrential rain is expected throughout the day.
Nepartak, which packs gusts of up to 234 kilometers per hour, has forces nearly 9,000 people from homes prone to landslides and flooding.
Some 97,000 households lost power due to the typhoon, with than 70,000 households still without electricity as of Friday morning. —KG, GMA News

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