fOOD Food packs  being distributed to evacuees in Victorias City yesterday*

Ruby spares Negros
but 63,497 evacuate

Typhoon Ruby spared Negros Occidental from the worst of its wrath but 16,252 families or, roughly, 63,497 individuals were in 221 evacuation centers in 10 towns and 10 cities in Negros Occidental yesterday, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer Liane Garcia said.

Garcia said, local governments had implemented preemptive evacuations as the typhoon approached while other residents voluntarily left their houses out of fear of flooding and storm surges.

Heavy rain and strong winds hit Negros Occidental, especially the northern part of the province, but did not cause much damage to houses and, as of 6 p.m., no casualties had been reported, she said.moremoremore

Let’s thank God and
help others: guv

The demolition of about 30 houses in Mambuloc Creek, Brgy. 10, Bacolod City has been ordered by Bacolod Mayor Monico Puentevella after his inspection yesterday in preparation for Typhoon Ruby that is expected to make landfall today.

At a meeting at the Bacolod City Hall yesterday, Puentevella said he wants the structures of the illegal settlers demolished at the Mambuloc Creek because if something happens to them he will get the blame.

He requested City Legal Office Enforcement Team head Rey Demisana to inform the residents that there is nothing he can do, but he will help them find a relocation site, he said.moremoremore


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Ruby spares NegOr

DUMAGUETE CITY - Negrenses heaved a sigh of relief and filled social media with thanksgiving after hearing reports that typhoon Ruby would spare Negros Island and Central Visayas.

The typhoon, packing winds of 350 miles per hour, was labelled as a Category 5 storm by CNN while it was hovering over the Pacific en route to Eastern Visayas Friday morning.

However, the cold weather from the north diffused the hot air that fueled the typhoon, causing the lowering of its classification from a super typhoon to a typhoon.It slowed down as it neared the Philippines, moving its scheduled landfall from Saturday to Sunday morning.moremoremore