Tail of typhoon Odette hits Zamboanga

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ZAMABOANGA CITY, Philippines — Sea transport suspended here as the city submerge with flood waters while some roads are inaccessible due to landslides as typhoon ‘Khanun’ (with local name ‘Odette’) already exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) Saturday evening.

As of now, heavy downpour and strong winds render resident immobile as floodwaters increasing from knee-deep hight to shoulder-high as of noon time.

Zamboanga floods.-Photo: Richad G. Falcatan/Newsline.ph

Members of the Philippine Coast Guard rescued 34 fishermen off Tigtabon Island, the fishermen were aboard a small fishing craft.

Vessel Captain Sonny Matulac narrated, they were sailing the coast of Sta Cruz Island strong winds hit their aircraft.

Meanwhile, about 5,000 residents of barangay Labuan, Vitali here have evacuated as flood waters increasing as of noon today.

Some roads closed.

According to the weather bureau, Most parts of the country will still experience rains due to the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, state weather agency Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Sunday morning.

The trough of ‘Khanun’, which was last located 590 km west of Basco, Batanes, however, will cause cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms over Batanes and Babuyan Group of Islands.

The ITCZ will cause cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms over Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Bicol, Mimaropa, western and central Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Tawi-Tawi, Sulu and Basilan.

Partly cloudy to cloudy skies and isolated rainshowers, mostly in the afternoon or in the evening, will prevail over the rest of the country.

Meanwhile, moderate to strong winds will prevail over the entire archipelago.

Luzon’s coastal waters will be moderate to rough, while the coastal waters around Visayas and Mindanao will be moderate to occasionally rough, PAGASA said.-Richard G. Falcatan/Newsline.ph

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