1,066 people stranded due to ‘Juan’

AT least 1,066 people were stranded in major ports in Luzon Monday due to big waves and strong winds caused by super typhoon “Juan.”

The Philippine Coast Guard said that as of 11:48 a.m., 10 rolling cargos, four vessels, and two motor bancas were stranded. The report said 47 motor bancas and 26 passenger vessels were taking shelter.

Of the stranded passengers, 792 were stuck at the Coast Guard in Manila, 180 in Batangas, 33 in Puerto Real (Quezon), and 51 in Aparri.

At least 10 rolling cargoes were stranded in Batangas.

Several areas in Southern Luzon were placed under Storm Signal No. 1, while Isabela was among the areas placed under Storm Signal No. 4.

“Juan” made landfall in Northern Luzon shortly before noon Monday. It is expected to exit the Philippine territory by Tuesday morning.


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