Authorities rescued some residents whose houses were flooded in Barangay San Isidro, Ormoc City, on Tuesday.
Personnel from the Philippine Coast Guard, Philippine National Police, and city rescue personnel took over the flood to rescue residents, especially women, the elderly, and children.
Meanwhile, some residents of Barangay Punta were also evacuated due to the flood caused by the overnight rains.
It was midnight Monday when the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office began rescuing some residents due to rising flooding in their area.
On Tuesday morning, the PNP-Special Action Force also assisted in rescuing residents in other flooded barangays.
Today, there are waist-deep flood areas, but as the rains continue, it is feared that it will increase.
The local government has also distributed food packs to the evacuated residents.
Ormoc City has suspended government and classes at all levels due to the bad weather brought on by Typhoon Jolina.
The work of security, medical, and emergency response personnel will continue. However, when it comes to the private sector, it depends on the decision of the management of the companies.
Several stranded floods in Ormoc due to Typhoon Jolina rescued
The center of Typhoon Jolina was estimated based on all available data over the coastal waters of Boac, Marinduque.
It has a maximum sustained winds of 100 km/h near the center, gustiness of up to 150 km/h, and central pressure of 996 hPa.
Strong winds or higher extend outwards up to 180 km from the center.
Typhoon Jolina is forecast to make landfall in the vicinity of Lobo or San Juan in Batangas within the next 1 or 2 hours. Afterwards, the storm will cross the Batangas-Cavite area before emerging over the mouth of Manila Bay this afternoon or evening. This will be followed by another landfall in the vicinity of Bataan Peninsula. Frictional effects during its traverse of mainland Luzon will weaken “JOLINA” down to tropical storm category.
“JOLINA” is forecast to emerge over the West Philippine Sea on tomorrow morning. Re-intensification is forecast to occur beginning tomorrow afternoon as the tropical cyclone moves west northwestward over the West Philippine Sea towards the southern China-northern Vietnam area.