Tropical Storm Tembin - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Tropical Storm Tembin


Urduja, Vinta caused P1.24B in agricultural damage

Dec 29, 2017 - 8:58 AM

Agriculture officials note that rice has the largest share of losses at P609.29 million, affecting some 31,749 farmers

VINTA. Sibuco in Zamboanga del Norte was among the most affected towns by Typhoon Vinta. Photo from the Western Mindanao Command

Vinta death toll in Lanao del Norte mountain village rises to 29

Dec 25, 2017 - 10:20 PM

The village chief says he instructed residents to evacuate but they didn't listen. There are 16 other residents still missing.

VINTA. Vinta brings heavy rain in Tubod, Lanao del Norte on Friday, December 22. Photo taken from Tubod Police Facebook page

Japan ready to send help for victims of Vinta

Dec 25, 2017 - 9:15 PM

'Japan stands with the Philippines in overcoming this time of difficulties. Japan is ready to provide assistance needed by your country,' says Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

File Presidential Photo

Vinta death toll climbs to 240, scores missing

Dec 25, 2017 - 3:59 PM

Rescuers are still looking for 107 people. Many are feared killed by mudslides and flash floods that buried or swept away hundreds of houses last weekend.

FLOODS. Tropical Storm Vinta wreaks havoc days before Christmas. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Vinta toll tops 200, tens of thousands displaced

Dec 24, 2017 - 1:58 PM

(UPDATED) Police say 144 people remain missing while more than 40,000 have fled to evacuation camps due to the tropical storm

VINTA. Residents wade through water in Kalambaguhan street in Cagayan de Oro City as Typhoon Vinta lashes Northern Mindanao on Friday, December 22. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Typhoon Vinta leaves PAR on Christmas Eve

Dec 24, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Vinta (Tembin), the Philippines' 22nd tropical cyclone for 2017, exits the Philippine Area of Responsibility a day before Christmas

Vinta strengthens into typhoon as it begins to move away from PH

Dec 24, 2017 - 7:25 AM

Typhoon Vinta (Tembin) has maximum winds of 120 km/h and gustiness of up to 145 km/h. Southern Palawan is under signal no. 1.

Severe Tropical Storm Vinta makes 2nd landfall in Palawan

Dec 23, 2017 - 11:30 PM

Vinta (Tembin) slightly strengthens as it hits Balabac, Palawan, with maximum winds of 105 km/h and gustiness of up to 145 km/h

Severe Tropical Storm Vinta intensifies ahead of Palawan landfall

Dec 23, 2017 - 8:35 PM

Vinta (Tembin) now has maximum winds of 100 km/h and gustiness of up to 135 km/h

Vinta a severe tropical storm again, threatens Palawan

Dec 23, 2017 - 5:40 PM

Severe Tropical Storm Vinta (Tembin) could make landfall in southern Palawan on Saturday evening, December 23

The week in photos: December 16-22, 2017

Dec 23, 2017 - 3:57 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A girl waits for her present next to a man dressed as Santa Claus during a Christmas ceremony at the Palace of the National Military Club in Bucharest on December 21, 2017. Children of the Romanian Army army personnel, who were injured or died on duty, attended a children's show and received Christmas presents. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel MIHAILESCU

Agriculture damage from Urduja reaches P1 billion

Dec 23, 2017 - 3:51 PM

According to agriculture officials, the affected commodities are rice, corn, high value crops, livestock or poultry, and agri-fishery facilities

URDUJA. Damage and losses to the agriculture sector due to Tropical Storm Urduja has reached P1 billion, according to the agriculture department. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Vinta triggers flash flood in Zamboanga del Norte barangay

Dec 23, 2017 - 12:09 PM

The town of Sibuco apparently is no stranger to deadly floods brought by typhoons as their shores face the open Sulu Sea

Death toll from Tropical Storm Vinta breaches 200

Dec 23, 2017 - 11:49 AM

(5th UPDATE) Northern Mindanao police say 135 people have died in the region alone. Around 50 others in the Zamboanga Peninsula and 18 in Lanao del Sur are also reported dead.

VINTA'S WRATH. Residents wade through a flooded street in Cagayan City on December 22, 2017, after the Cagayan River swelled caused by heavy rains brought by Tropical Storm Vinta (Tembin). Photo by Joseph Deveza/AFP

Tropical Storm Vinta maintains strength en route to Palawan

Dec 23, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Moderate to heavy rain is expected in the province of Palawan, while light to heavy rain will persist in Mindanao, the Visayas, Bicol, and the rest of Mimaropa

Vinta intensifies further on its way to southern Palawan

Dec 23, 2017 - 8:35 AM

Signal no. 2 is raised over southern Palawan while signal no. 1 is up in northern Palawan. Warning signals are lifted in Mindanao.

Vinta strengthens again over Sulu Sea

Dec 23, 2017 - 6:20 AM

Now back to being a tropical storm, Vinta (Tembin) is heading for southern Palawan

4 areas left under signal no. 1 due to Vinta

Dec 22, 2017 - 11:50 PM

Moderate to heavy rain will persist in southern Palawan, Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, and Zamboanga Sibugay

Tropical Depression Vinta off to Sulu Sea after hitting Mindanao

Dec 22, 2017 - 9:00 PM

Signal no. 1 is now raised in southern Palawan, where Vinta (Tembin) will pass through after the Sulu Sea

Vinta weakens into tropical depression over Zamboanga

Dec 22, 2017 - 6:25 PM

There are no more areas under signal no. 2, while a dozen areas are under signal no. 1 due to Vinta (Tembin)

8 dead, several missing as storm hits southern Philippines

Dec 22, 2017 - 5:33 PM

(UPDATED) 'We forced hundreds of people to evacuate some villages, but the water rose swiftly and our rescuers cannot reach other areas,' says a civil defense officer from Lanao del Sur

FLOODING. Several low-lying areas along the track of Vinta have been submerged in floodwaters. Photo provided by ARMM Assemblyman Zia Alonto Adiong

Tropical Storm Vinta weakens further over Marawi

Dec 22, 2017 - 2:55 PM

After Marawi City in Lanao del Sur, Vinta (Tembin) will cross the Misamis Occidental-Zamboanga del Norte area

Vinta slightly weakens as it crosses Davao Region

Dec 22, 2017 - 11:35 AM

Vinta (Tembin) is back to being a tropical storm from a severe tropical storm, though moderate to heavy rain is still expected in parts of Mindanao and the Visayas

Severe Tropical Storm Vinta moves over Compostela Valley

Dec 22, 2017 - 8:45 AM

Over two dozen areas in Mindanao and the Visayas are under signal numbers 1 and 2 early Friday morning, December 22

Severe Tropical Storm Vinta crosses Davao Region

Dec 22, 2017 - 6:50 AM

As of 6 am on Friday, December 22, Vinta (Tembin) is already in the vicinity of Monkayo, Compostela Valley

Severe Tropical Storm Vinta hits Davao Oriental

Dec 22, 2017 - 2:20 AM

Vinta (Tembin) makes landfall in Cateel, Davao Oriental at 1:45 am on Friday, December 22

Vinta intensifies into severe tropical storm before landfall

Dec 21, 2017 - 11:25 PM

Severe Tropical Storm Vinta (Tembin) is set to make landfall in Surigao del Sur early Friday, December 22

NDRRMC, local government units prepare ahead of Vinta landfall

Dec 21, 2017 - 9:40 PM

Rescue equipment and relief goods are prepositioned in preparation for Tropical Storm Vinta (Tembin)

Tropical Storm Vinta strengthens again ahead of landfall

Dec 21, 2017 - 8:45 PM

Just hours before its expected landfall in Surigao del Sur, Vinta (Tembin) intensifies further early Thursday evening, December 21

Canceled flights due to Tropical Storm Vinta

Dec 21, 2017 - 7:20 PM

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Tropical Storm Vinta intensifies, threatens Caraga

Dec 21, 2017 - 5:35 PM

A dozen areas are under signal no. 2 as Vinta (Tembin) now has maximum winds of 80 km/h and gustiness of up to 110 km/h

Tropical Storm Vinta speeds up en route to Mindanao

Dec 21, 2017 - 2:55 PM

Vinta (Tembin) is now moving west at 21 km/h from the previous 18 km/h. More areas are placed under signal numbers 1 and 2.

PAGASA: Be on alert, Tropical Storm Vinta 'no joke'

Dec 21, 2017 - 12:00 PM

'Huwag po tayong masyadong mahimbing matulog dahil baka po magulat na lang kayo, nandiyan na pala 'yung bagyo mamayang gabi or early [Friday] morning,' warns PAGASA Weather Division chief Esperanza Cayanan

Surigao, Agusan provinces under signal no. 2 due to Vinta

Dec 21, 2017 - 9:20 AM

Tropical Storm Vinta (Tembin) is already 440 kilometers east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, less than 24 hours away from landfall

Vinta strengthens into tropical storm

Dec 21, 2017 - 5:35 AM

Signal no. 2 is now raised in Surigao del Sur due to Tropical Storm Vinta (Tembin), while 13 other areas are under signal no. 1