Typhoon Nesat Killed at Least 7 in the PhilippinesBack to list
At least seven people were reported dead as Typhoon Nesat, known in the Philippines
as “Pedring,” slammed into the country.
As of September 27, the storm has caused at least seven deaths. According to the
country’s Office of Civil Defense, besides the death toll, three more were reported
injured and four more missing. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and
Management Council has confirmed the number of residents affected as 64,000 with
thousands of families getting help in evacuation centers.
The state weather bureau, Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical
Services Administration (PAGASA), confirmed issuing storm alerts for over 40 areas
across the country. And as the official news agency in Luzon Province cited PAGASA,
the storm was centered about 186 miles northwest of Baguio City, in northwestern
Luzon. As of the early morning on the 28, the storm was forecast to move
west-northwest at sustained winds of 19kph.