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Paeng stops Caraga port operations and orders evacuations.

Due to the effects of Severe Tropical Storm Paeng, local government units (LGUs) in the Caraga Region urged inhabitants of low-lying regions to evacuate on Friday.

No province in Mindanao has had the Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 1 raised as of Saturday afternoon, despite the provinces of Surigao del Norte, Dinagat Islands, and the northern parts of Surigao del Sur and Agusan del Norte being placed under TCWS No. 1 on Friday.

In order to protect the well-being of the kids, teachers, and parents, the LGUs also canceled classes on Friday.

According to information released by the Surigao City Public Information Office on Saturday, 170 families, or 1,132 people, were evacuated from five villages on Friday.

The majority of them have already gone back to their homes as of the time of this publication. They were temporarily housed in evacuation facilities in the villages of Canlanipa, Cagniog, Luna, Lipata, and Taft.

According to a statement, the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) quickly distributed food packets to the affected residents who were being temporarily accommodated in evacuation facilities “under orders of Surigao City Mayor Paul Dumlao.”

Food boxes valued at PHP57,204 were delivered by the CSWDO.

Paeng also left some 344 people and 157 rolling goods delayed at Lipata Port in Surigao City since Friday morning.

As some areas are still covered by TCWS No. 2, travel to the Visayas is still prohibited.

According to an advisory, only trips involving watercraft and vessels with a gross tonnage of over 150 from Surigao City to the Dinagat Islands and vice versa have resumed as of Saturday.

According to information office data, 55 families or 163 people were evacuated from low-lying regions in 10 settlements in the towns of Cagdianao and San Jose in the Dinagat Islands.

A fisherman from Barangay Sodmon, Silago, Southern Leyte named Joshua Alcantara was rescued, according to the LGU of Loreto in the Dinagat Islands.

On October 27, Alcantara’s yellow-green pump boat was reported missing.

Residents of the same town Gibusong Island came to his aid.

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