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Typhoon cuts power in Sorsogon

A policeman carries a tree branch that fell due to strong winds brought by Typhoon Hagupit in Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014.


Typhoon Hagupit slammed into the central Philippines’ east coast late Saturday, knocking out power and toppling trees in a region where 650,000 people have fled to safety, still haunted by the massive death and destruction wrought by a monster storm last year. AP/Aaron Favila

MATNOG, Sorsogon–A province-wide blackout hit Sorsogon as Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) inches closer to the province, the Provincial Risk Reduction and Management Council (PPDRRMC) said Sunday.

The PDRRMC said no casualties have been reported yet.

It added that despite the effects of Ruby, communication lines remained working.

In Matnog town, heavy rains and howling winds on Sunday morning continued to pummel the coastal town.

In its latest weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical Astronomical and Services Administration (Pagasa) has raised public storm signal number 3 in the entire province of Sorsogon.



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