Typhoon Conson hits eastern Philippines, causing power outages - GulfToday

Typhoon Conson hits eastern Philippines, causing power outages


A man is evacuated after floodwaters continued to rise due to typhoon at Ormoc City on Tuesday. AP

Gulf Today Report

The Philippines is bracing for tropical storm Conson as a strong typhoon on Tuesday slammed into the eastern Philippines, bringing high winds that caused power outages in several provinces.

The state weather service warned on Monday that it could bring strong winds and heavy rains in the central Philippines and parts of the southern tip of the Bicol peninsula in the next 24 hours.


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Typhoon Conson carried sustained winds of 120 kilometers (74 miles) per hour with gusts of up to 150 kph (93 mph), first making landfall at the coastal town of Hernani in Eastern Samar province, before hitting the nearby Samar province early Tuesday, the state weather service said.

As of Tuesday morning, the eye of the typhoon was in the vicinity of Masbate province’s Dimasalang town.

"We only have minor damage here, thank God,” Eastern Samar Gov. Ben Evardone said in a text message.

Local officials reported some flooding in Tacloban City.


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