Typhoon Karding slightly intensified while moving over the West Philippine Sea, Pagasa reported on its latest severe weather bulletin, September 26.
In the next 24 hours, occasional to monsoon rains are still possible in the next 24 hours over the western sections of Central Luzon, Southern Luzon, and Visayas. For more information, refer to the 24-Hour Public Weather Forecast issued at 4:00 PM today and the Weather Advisory #4 issued at 11:00 AM today.
In the next 24 hours, under the influence of KARDING and the enhanced Southwest Monsoon, moderate to rough seas (1.5 to 4.0 m) may prevail over the western seaboards of the country. These conditions may be risky for those using small seacrafts. Mariners are advised to take precautionary pmeasures when venturing out to sea and, if possible, avoid navigating in these conditions.
KARDING will continue moving its westward track towards Vietnam. On the track forecast, it will exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility tonight. This tropical cyclone is forecast to further intensify throughout the forecast period.
Meanwhile, five members of the rescue team in San Miguel, Bulacan were killed due to a flash flood in Barangay Camias while Super Typhoon “Karding” was raging this Sunday night.
Typhoon Karding slightly intensifies while moving over WPS
“Meron tayong casualty na lima. Lima po, ating PDRRMO (Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office) galing probinsya, mga nag-rescue. Sila po ang namatay dahil tumama po doon sa pader,” said San Miguel Mayor Roderick Tiongson in public briefing, Monday.
In the spot report from the Central Luzon regional police, the victims were identified as Narciso Calayag, Jerson Resurecion, Marvy Bartolome, George Agustin and Troy Justin Agusin.
In an interview with GMA News’ Unang Balita, Bulacan Governor Daniel Fernando said that four of the five victims were immediately captured, while the search for the other is still ongoing.
“Actually, lima ‘yan. Apat na ngayon ang confirmed dead. Mga ano natin ‘yun, team natin sa PDRRMO. Mga empleyado po natin ‘yun,” said the governor.
Later, the fifth victim was found and brought to the funeral home.
According to Fernando, the rescuers were on a boat on their way to their mission when a flash flood came, and a wall hit them.