typhoon Nona - updates

Rappler's latest stories on typhoon Nona


Northern Samar town taught how to improve disaster communication

Mar 19, 2017 - 8:50 PM

All the 56 barangay captains and department heads of Laoang town participate in the training conducted by MovePH

ZERO CASUALTY. The Agos eBayanihan training hopes to equip local officials in using information to boost local preparedness in times of disasters. Photo by Rappler

PAGASA drops Nona as typhoon name

Jan 06, 2016 - 7:13 PM

State weather bureau PAGASA asks the public to recommend an alternative name starting with N

'NIA, not Aboitiz, to blame for Cagayan Valley floods'

Jan 04, 2016 - 5:03 PM

The irrigation agency is facing legal action over the release of water from Magat Dam which caused flooding

SUBMERGED. Flood waters submerge a low-lying area of Tuguegarao City. Photo by Maila Que

Australia gives PH P17.5M in aid for typhoon victims

Jan 02, 2016 - 7:55 PM

The aid will include 5 700 hygiene and safety kits for families affected by flooding from Typhoon Nona Melor that hit central Luzon in mid December

BLEAK HOLIDAYS. In this photo taken on December 24, 2015, a child lies in a plastic wash basin along a flooded street in Calumpit Bulacan, north of Manila. Residents in typhoon-hit Philippine villages had little to celebrate during the holidays as towns remain submerged. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

10 Christmas stories around the world you (also) probably missed

Dec 29, 2015 - 1:28 PM

Last minute preps for Christmas made me miss the news I read back on people stories that happened during the holidays and came up with this list

SSS offers calamity relief package to Nona-hit members

Dec 28, 2015 - 5:17 PM

The package available in January 2016 includes renewal of salary loans advance disbursement of pensions and preferential terms for house repair and improvement loans

TYPHOON NONA. Filipino children rest next to damaged houses in the typhoon-hit town of Magallanes, Sorsogon province, southern Manila, Philippines, 16 December 2015. Photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

Duterte turns over P11M donation to typhoon-hit towns

Dec 26, 2015 - 8:00 AM

The Davao City Council earlier approved a resolution granting the mayor the authority to donate the amount

FINANCIAL AID. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte turnS over financial aid to the municipal treasurer of Matnog, Sorsogon

IN PHOTOS: Mar Roxas spends Christmas in Nona-hit Mindoro

Dec 25, 2015 - 3:35 PM

Mar Roxas visits Nona hit Pinamalayan and spends Christmas there

CHRISTMAS EVE MASS. Mar Roxas and his wife, Korina Sanchez, attend Misa de Aguinaldo in Pinamalayan, Oriental Mindoro. Photo courtesy of Dindo Melaya

Santa absent this year in typhoon-hit Philippines

Dec 25, 2015 - 1:55 PM

I doubt Santa Claus will come tonight The water s too high says a resident in one of the villages battered by Typhoon Nona Melor and left without food water or urgent medical care

CHRISTMAS AFTER A STORM. A child lies in a plastic wash basin along a flooded street in Calumpit, Bulacan on December 24, 2015. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Kiefer Ravena, Alyssa Valdez raise funds at FASTBR3AK volleyball game

Dec 24, 2015 - 4:59 AM

Ateneo collegiate stars Kiefer Ravena and Alyssa Valdez headline a star filled roster of volleyball and basketball players

IN VINES: Highlights from the FASTBR3AK charity volleyball game

Dec 24, 2015 - 4:20 AM

Team Kiefer and Team Alyssa battle it out for charity

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Typhoon Nona leaves over P4B in damage in Oriental Mindoro

Dec 23, 2015 - 11:33 PM

At least 87 of Oriental Mindoro barangays are affected

Image courtesy Alyssa Arizabal. Left base image courtesy EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG.

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Dec 23, 2015 - 8:44 PM

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Duterte gets nod to donate P11M to 'Nona' victims

Dec 23, 2015 - 4:24 PM

The Davao City Council grants Duterte the legislative authority to disburse P11 million from the unspent quick response fund to 2 provinces hit by Typhoon Nona

HELPING LGUs. Davao City Mayor Rody Duterte offers financial assistance to LGUs hit by Typhoon Nona. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

NPA's ambush on relief convoy 'disrespect' to typhoon victims

Dec 23, 2015 - 10:28 AM

UPDATED Despite this the military says it will strictly observe the holiday ceasefire declared by the Aquino administration

Soldiers with relief goods ambushed by rebels in Northern Samar

Dec 22, 2015 - 8:46 PM

One Philippine Army soldier dies while 2 others are wounded after New People s Army fighters attacked them while transporting relief goods

Cagayan priest to sue Magat Dam operator over floods

Dec 22, 2015 - 4:50 PM

UPDATED The priest says that when SN Aboitiz Power Group released water from Magat Dam at the height of Typhoon Nona Melor it caused head high floods and damaged crops

Bike Scouts: An eyewitness account of Mindoro after #NonaPH

Dec 21, 2015 - 10:27 PM

Providing an alternative means of communication for survivors is just one of the reasons they ride

Death toll rises to 45 in typhoon-hit Philippines

Dec 20, 2015 - 5:33 PM

After two successive storms some towns remain flooded and it is uncertain if evacuees can spend Christmas at home

Kiefer Ravena, Alyssa Valdez to play charity game for Typhoon Nona victims

Dec 20, 2015 - 12:29 PM

Kiefer Ravena and Alyssa Valdez will face each other along with former UAAP stars and local celebrities in a volleyball exhibition match for Typhoon Nona victims

CHARITY GAME. Which side will you be on? Team Alyssa or Team Kiefer? File Photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler

#ReliefPH: Town in Northern Samar needs relief

Dec 19, 2015 - 9:23 PM

The NDRRMC says 2 287 houses in total have been damaged in San Roque – 2 139 partially and 148 totally

NO ROOF. Aside from food and medicine, many families need shelter kits after losing roofs to strong winds. Photo from MaryJane Salomon

Death toll climbs to 41 as more floods threaten PH

Dec 19, 2015 - 12:05 PM

UPDATED Almost the entire Philippines is experiencing rains More floods are possible says a PAGASA forecaster

MORE FLOODS. Filipino villagers rest on the roof of their flooded house in the typhoon-hit town of La Paz, Tarlac province, southern Manila, Philippines, December 17, 2015. File photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

Recurring flood nightmare in typhoon-battered Philippines

Dec 18, 2015 - 10:07 PM

We re used to this but it doesn t make it any less difficult says one resident

Residents ride on a truck to evacuate to higher ground in Candaba, Pampanga, north of Manila on December 18, 2015. Vast swathes of farmlands inundated by Typhoon Koppu in October were flooded again this week by rains from Typhoon Melor and the flooding could worsen or spread to other areas as a second storm in less than a week threatens the country. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS / AFP / NOEL CELIS

Large trucks needed for Typhoon Nona relief operations

Dec 18, 2015 - 9:51 PM

Fourteen wheeler trucks are needed to deliver relief goods and temporary shelter assistance to devastated areas

Aquino declares state of national calamity

Dec 18, 2015 - 6:24 PM

Proclamation No 1186 seeks to hasten the rescue recovery relief and rehabilitation efforts of the government and private sector in areas hardest hit by Typhoon Nona

TYPHOON DAMAGE. Hhildren rest next to damaged houses in the typhoon-hit town of Magallanes, Sorsogon province, southern Manila, Philippines, 16 December 2015. Photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

#NonaPH: Agos helps bridge relief, affected communities

Dec 18, 2015 - 5:26 PM

Communication is aid Help can be one text message tweet or even a social media post

AGOS. Several affected communities use Agos to receive assistance. Image courtesy of Ernest Fiestan

NDRRMC truck ambushed in Samar, 2 hurt

Dec 18, 2015 - 10:21 AM

2ND UPDATE The military believes the attack was carried out by the New People s Army

Typhoon Nona: Heavy rains flood Isabela, Cagayan

Dec 18, 2015 - 10:20 AM

The provincial disater management chief of Isabela says about 227 families had been evacuated as of Thursday afternoon

Nona now a low pressure area

Dec 17, 2015 - 11:44 AM

The low pressure area however will still bring rains to Luzon

Nona a tropical depression, but more floods possible

Dec 17, 2015 - 7:10 AM

Low lying and mountainous areas in certain provinces and regions could still face flooding

Angat dam to release excess water

Dec 17, 2015 - 5:26 AM

It is not expected to cause flooding but areas along the river are advised to be alert

Nona weakens into a tropical storm

Dec 16, 2015 - 11:56 PM

Pangasinan and Zambales are the only areas which are still under a storm warning signal

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Dec 16, 2015 - 7:43 PM

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#ReliefPH: Help typhoon victims

Dec 16, 2015 - 7:04 PM

If you have donations or accept donations let us know Use the hashtag ReliefPH or email us at move ph@rappler com

Nona downgraded from typhoon to severe tropical storm

Dec 16, 2015 - 6:12 PM

Nona Melor will weaken further before it leaves the Philippines

FVR’s advice, Trillanes and Binay, Typhoon Nona | 12PM wRap

Dec 16, 2015 - 1:46 PM

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Typhoon Nona weaker, but another cyclone on its way

Dec 16, 2015 - 12:43 PM

The new cyclone a tropical depression will enter the country on Wednesday December 16

LIST: Power outages due to Typhoon Nona

Dec 16, 2015 - 12:20 PM

UPDATED 9 transmission lines and facilities in Luzon and 2 in the Visayas are still undergoing restoration the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines says

RESTORATION. The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines says inspection and restoration of lines in the affected areas will be in full swing as soon as the weather allows.

Heavy flooding as Typhoon Nona death toll climbs to 11

Dec 16, 2015 - 12:07 PM

UPDATED Even though Nona Melor is already over the West PH Sea it remains a threat

Residents wade the knee-deep flood along Airforce Road in Holy Spirit, Quezon City Tuesday, after a sudden downpour of rain brought by Typhoon Nona. Photo by: JOEL LIPORADA

Typhoon Nona slightly weakens, but still a threat

Dec 16, 2015 - 5:51 AM

A tropical depression outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility is also being monitored

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Dec 16, 2015 - 1:18 AM

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Nona maintains strength, moves toward West PH Sea

Dec 16, 2015 - 12:50 AM

A low pressure area outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility also intensifies into a tropical depression says PAGASA

Image courtesy of PAGASA

Tuesday gridlock: Thousands stranded in Metro Manila

Dec 16, 2015 - 12:05 AM

Many stranded Metro Manila residents are still seen past midnight after heavy rain and flooding on payday Tuesday

CARMAGEDDON. Heavy rain causes gridlock traffic and leaves many commuters stranded on Tuesday, December 15. Photo by Nick Tan

Typhoon Nona kills 4 in PH, cuts power ahead of Christmas

Dec 15, 2015 - 7:05 PM

Authorities have yet to make contact with some of the badly hit areas and it is unclear if or by how much the death toll would climb

BEFORE CHRISTMAS. Filipino children hold a placards reading 'Tulong' (Help) begging for help in the typhoon-hit town of Juban, Sorsogon province, southern Philippines, 15 December 2015. Photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

Nona slows as it crosses northern Mindoro

Dec 15, 2015 - 5:29 PM

PAGASA says Typhoon Nona is moving west at 11 km h with maximum winds of 140 km h

Catarman Airport sustains heavy damage due to Typhoon Nona

Dec 15, 2015 - 5:29 PM

The terminal building s roof was blown away by strong winds

DAMAGED. As of 8:00 am on December 15, 2015, among the heavily damaged Catarman Airport facilities are the fire station building; terminal building (whose roof was blown away by strong winds); CAAP staff house; and 3 guard posts. Image from Wikipedia

Nona makes 5th landfall over Oriental Mindoro

Dec 15, 2015 - 2:12 PM

At least 6 areas are under storm signals No 2 and 3

Image courtesy of PAGASA

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Dec 15, 2015 - 1:14 PM

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Typhoon Nona approaching Romblon

Dec 15, 2015 - 6:51 AM

It will also pass through the Mindoro provinces on Tuesday

Typhoon Nona traversing Sibuyan Sea

Dec 15, 2015 - 1:09 AM

In its latest weather bulletin PAGASA says Typhoon Nona is about 100 kilometers east northeast of Romblon