Tropical Storm Mario - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Tropical Storm Mario


'#ZeroCasualty during disasters not just about numbers'

Oct 08, 2014 - 10:39 PM

UPDATED Zero casualty means everybody must not only live but must also have equal chances during disasters says Albay Governor Joey Salceda

MORE THAN NUMBERS. NDRRMC Executive Director Alexander Pama and Albay Governor Joey Salceda talk about pursuing zero casualty during disasters. Photos from Albay Governor Joey Salceda's Facebook account

Salceda to NCR mayors: What happens to disaster funds?

Oct 08, 2014 - 4:38 PM

Albay Governor Joey Salceda urges local governments to follow the law and mount funds for disaster risk reduction in their area

18 YEARS. Governor Joey Salceda says zero casualty is a clear goal of Albay even before a disaster strikes. Photo from Albay Governor Joey Salceda's Facebook account

Project Agos: Pregnant woman, HIV patient rescued

Sep 24, 2014 - 8:55 PM

Using Rappler s disaster information system netizens help send rescuers to a trapped family a woman in labor and an HIV patient on an emergency during Tropical Storm Mario Fung Wong

Philippines, China urged to help each other in disasters

Sep 24, 2014 - 5:29 PM

The two countries after all share disasters even as they remain in a dispute over the South China Sea say an ASEAN official and a Chinese media executive

'SHARED' BY ASEAN, CHINA. During Tropical Storm Mario (Fung-Wong) in September 2014, a young boy wades through a flooded street in Marikina City in the Philippines. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

#MarioPH: 75 roads, 3 bridges impassable as of Sunday morning

Sep 21, 2014 - 12:17 PM

The list is based on the 6 am September 21 report of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council

HEAVY RAIN. File photo of flooding due to tropical storm Mario. Photo by EPA

#MarioPH death toll rises to 10, mostly from Metro Manila

Sep 21, 2014 - 10:58 AM

At least 197 509 are still in 379 evacuation centers

#MarioPH: Batanes remains under Signal No. 1

Sep 21, 2014 - 7:55 AM

UPDATED The storm is expected to be out of the Philippines by Monday morning September 21

#MarioPH heading toward Taiwan

Sep 20, 2014 - 5:31 PM

2nd UPDATE Only the Batanes Group of Islands remains under public storm warning signal number 2 Mario is expected to be out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Monday

MTSAT ENHANCED IR satellite image, 12 am, September 21. Image courtesy of Pagasa

Cancelled flights: Saturday, September 20

Sep 20, 2014 - 3:20 PM

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Water level in Marikina River goes down

Sep 20, 2014 - 1:49 PM

As of 1:26 pm on Saturday the Marikina River water level is at 15 5 meters

Landslides, flashfloods as #MarioPH hits Cordillera

Sep 20, 2014 - 11:06 AM

UPDATED Eight roads in the region are closed The gates of Ambuklao and Binga dams have been opened Saturday morning September 20 as water reached critical levels

Extend SK registration in Mario-affected areas – NYC

Sep 20, 2014 - 10:22 AM

The National Youth Commission asks Comelec for a one week extension to prevent disenfranchisement of young voters and to give time for communities affected by Mario to recover

#MarioPH: At least 6 dead, 1 missing

Sep 20, 2014 - 9:52 AM

2nd UPDATE At least 403 evacuation centers are serving 45 255 families or 206 368 persons in areas affected by Tropical Storm Mario

SEVERE FLOODING. Residents of University, Potrero Malabon city evacuates their home for their safety. File photo by Kevin dela Cruz/Rappler

Mario slightly intensifies, moves toward Taiwan

Sep 20, 2014 - 6:15 AM

2nd UPDATE Tropical Storm Mario is expected to be out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Monday morning September 22

Luzon dams release water, Pagasa warns of flooding

Sep 19, 2014 - 10:55 PM

UPDATED At least 3 dams in Luzon have opened up to 6 gates as of 6am on Saturday September 20

#MARIOPH BRIEFING: NDRRMC executive director Alexander Pama

#MarioPH: Rainfall alerts in parts of Central Luzon

Sep 19, 2014 - 9:45 PM

Rainfall alert in at least 3 provinces in Central Luzon is raised despite the storm s slight weakening Warning alerts in other areas on the other hand have been lowered

Rappler Newscast | September 19, 2014

Sep 19, 2014 - 8:44 PM

Tropical storm Mario triggers flooding in Luzon UNDOF sends Filipino troops home Scotland rejects independence stays in the UK

Ondoy memories prepare Marikina residents for #MarioPH

Sep 19, 2014 - 6:11 PM

More than 25 500 people are in evacuation centers but most residents have learned from the lessons of Tropical Storm Ondoy It s much easier now because the people know what to do

#MarioPH slightly weakens

Sep 19, 2014 - 6:06 PM

Signal No 2 is still raised in 4 areas Meanwhile heavy rainfall warnings are raised in Central Luzon but are lowered in Metro Manila and other areas

MTSAT ENHANCED IR satellite image, 11 pm, September 19. Image courtesy of Pagasa

At least 3 dead from #MarioPH

Sep 19, 2014 - 5:17 PM

UPDATED The disaster management council reports nearly 500 000 Filipinos affected by Tropical Storm Mario which placed most of Luzon and parts of the Visayas under Red Rainfall Warning Friday

LIKE A RIVER. Quezon City residents swim in the flood brought about by Tropical Storm Mario (Fung-Wong) on September 19. EPA/Ritchie Tongo

'Please don't make it hard for LGUs to help you' – Palace

Sep 19, 2014 - 3:26 PM

Executive Secretary Pacquito Ochoa Jr says residents in flooded areas should not risk their lives and should flee immediately to evacuation sites

COOPERATION. Rescuers assist residents in a flooded area in Barangay Holy Spirit in Quezon City on September 19, 2014. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

#MarioPH: 25 evacuation centers in affected areas

Sep 19, 2014 - 1:36 PM

The social welfare department has recorded 94 747 families or 436 539 persons affected by the typhoon but only 1 in every 100 is in evacuation centers

#MarioPH: Flooded Metro Manila areas, September 19

Sep 19, 2014 - 1:25 PM

Floods in some areas have already subsided according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority

#MarioPH: Is it Ondoy all over again?

Sep 19, 2014 - 11:32 AM

UPDATED The amount of rainfall spells the difference between Tropical Storm Ondoy and the southwest monsoon enhanced by Tropical Storm Mario

LIKE ONDOY? A Filipino child frolics on flood waters brought by typhoon Fung-Wong at a street in Manila, the Philippines, September 19, 2014. Photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

La Mesa dam hits spilling level

Sep 19, 2014 - 11:20 AM

As of 10:30 am on Friday September 19 the La Mesa dam in Quezon City poured excess water into the Tullahan river which cuts through Quezon City Malabon Valenzuela and Caloocan

Cancelled flights: Friday, September 19

Sep 19, 2014 - 8:24 AM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of cancelled flights for Friday September 19

More than 20 flights have been cancelled in the Philippines on Friday, September 19. This photo shows passengers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3. Photo by Amir Mawallil /

#MarioPH makes landfall over Cagayan

Sep 19, 2014 - 7:03 AM

3rd UPDATE Signal No 2 is raised in 8 areas Meanwhile heavy rainfall warnings are hoisted over Metro Manila and other areas in Luzon

MTSAT ENHANCED IR satellite image, 11 am, September 19. Image courtesy of PAGASA

#MarioPH: Help map critical reports

Sep 18, 2014 - 11:08 PM

Tropical Storm Mario maintains strength 4 areas under Signal No 2 on Thursday September 18 Use this Project Agos Alert Map to find and map latest disaster reports

Mario maintains strength, 6 areas under Signal No. 2

Sep 18, 2014 - 5:36 PM

2nd UPDATE Signal No 1 was also raised over 10 areas The combined effects of Mario and the southwest monsoon will bring moderate to heavy rains and thunderstorms in the Bicol Eastern Visayas and Central Visayas regions

Tropical Storm Mario as of Sept 18, 11 pm. Image from PAGASA website