An estimated 1,096 families from several municipalities in northern Palawan evacuated from their homes since December 2 due to the onslaught of typhoon “Tisoy”, a report issued Wednesday by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) said.
PDRRMO head Jerry Alili said the evacuees were Busuanga, Coron, Taytay, Linapacan, Culion, Magsaysay, and Cuyo.
Of the figure, the PDRMMO said 67 families that were evacuated from Taytay already returned to their homes on December 3.
The PDRRMO also reported that 300 passengers were stranded in different ports in Palawan after the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) enforced a no-sailing policy Wednesday.
The Calamian Island Group was placed under Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) No. 1 based on Weather Bulletin No. 23 issued also on November 4 by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
Tisoy’s center was estimated at 255 kilometers west of Ambulong, Batangas with maximum sustained winds of 100 kilometers per hour (km/h) near the center and gustiness up to 125 km/h. It is moving west-northwest at 20 km/h.
The northeast monsoon or Amihan is currently affecting Luzon area.