Dec 082014

While Tropical Depression Ruby (Hagupit) may have weakened and may be moving away from the country, more than 1,000 people are still stranded in various ports as of Tuesday morning, the Philippine Coast Guard said.

As of 8 a.m. Tuesday, the Coast Guard said 1,126 people are still stranded along with 25 vessels and 313 rolling cargos.

The Coast Guard said a breakdown of those stranded includes:

National Capital Region Central Luzon:

– 340 passengers, two vessels


– 15 vessels

Southern Tagalog:

– 665 passengers, 274 rolling cargos

Western Visayas:

– 121 passengers, eight vessels

Earlier Tuesday, state weather agency PAGASA said Ruby is heading toward the West Philippine Sea —after making landfall five times since Saturday night.
As of Tuesday, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council officially confirmed three fatalities from Ruby and said it is validating the deaths of at least eight more people. Joel Locsin/KG, GMA News

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