Typhoon Phanfone - updates

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How a school in Capiz survived a rockslide and Typhoon Ursula

Jan 18, 2020 - 3:20 PM

Barra Elementary School finds ways to rebuild and continue to educate students even after Typhoon Ursula blew off the roof of its temporary learning space and destroyed all its teaching materials

LIFE GOES ON. Students of Barra Elementary School take their classes in small, humid, makeshift classrooms after Typhoon Ursula. Photo by Dorothy Andrada/Rappler

Aklan rushes repair of schools damaged by Typhoon Ursula

Jan 01, 2020 - 1:06 PM

DepEd officials are worried as classes are set to open January 6

PHOTO San Roque Elementary School in Malinao, Aklan during the devastation of Typhoon Ursula PHOTO ATIR ADLIH

Typhoon Ursula death toll rises to 50

Dec 31, 2019 - 1:52 PM

Nearly 85,000 Filipinos displaced by the storm will spend New Year's Eve in temporary shelters

URSULA AFTERMATH. The Biliran provincial government declared a state of calamity on Friday, December 27, following the trail of destruction that Typhoon Ursula left in the province. Photo by Jeremiah Orobia Vertulfo

Typhoon Ursula leaves P65 million damage in Aklan's agriculture

Dec 31, 2019 - 10:54 AM

Heavy losses are recorded in rice, corn, banana, vegetable, and fruit tree plantations. The fisheries sector also takes a hit.

URSULA'S WRATH. The province of Aklan bore the brunt of Typhoon Ursula, which swept across Eastern and Central Visayas on Christmas Eve. Photo by Boy Ryan Zabal/Rappler

For Typhoon Ursula victims, welcoming the year would be difficult

Dec 30, 2019 - 1:05 PM

In Barangay Matarinao, a village of around 544 families, 3,386 houses were totally damaged while 315 houses were partially destroyed when Typhoon Ursula struck

Virginia Rangis, 53, says Typhoon Ursula caused a total damage to her house. She calls for help as she hopes that her home will be restored again.     After Typhoon Ursula, Pedro Gagap, 65, spends his time repairing his neighbor’s fishing boat. He said he couldn’t go back to fishing just yet, so in the meantime, doing repairs would be a big help to meet their daily needs. Photo byJene-Anne Pangue/Rappler

Typhoon Ursula death toll climbs to 47

Dec 29, 2019 - 4:36 PM

(UPDATED) Among the fatalities are fishermen caught at sea when the storm hit on Christmas Day

CAUGHT AT SEA. Some of the fatalities from Typhoon Ursula were fishermen whose boats capsized in the waters off Mindoro. Photo of the storm's aftermath in Biliran by Jeremiah Orobia Vertulfo

Ursula leaves PAR as tropical storm

Dec 28, 2019 - 11:25 AM

The deadly Ursula (Phanfone) exits the Philippine Area of Responsibility at 9:50 am on Saturday, December 28

Ursula inching away, but tail-end of a cold front affecting Northern Luzon

Dec 27, 2019 - 12:15 PM

Moderate to heavy rain is expected in Batanes, Cagayan, Isabela, and Apayao on Friday, December 27, due to the tail-end of a cold front

Areas under state of calamity due to Typhoon Ursula

Dec 26, 2019 - 9:58 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The provinces of Eastern Samar, Biliran, Leyte, and Aklan as well as the city of Tacloban, are under a state of calamity due to the trail of destruction left by Typhoon Ursula

The local government unit of Barugo, Leyte said that as of Wednesday, December 25, a total of 1394 houses were partially damaged and 58 houses were totally damaged. There are no recorded in the city casualties. #UrsulaPH Photo from LGU Barugo

No more areas under wind signals due to Typhoon Ursula

Dec 26, 2019 - 5:25 PM

The trough or extension of Typhoon Ursula (Phanfone), however, will continue to bring rain to parts of Luzon

At least 16 people dead due to Typhoon Ursula

Dec 26, 2019 - 12:06 PM

(4th UPDATE) The fatalities are from Iloilo, Capiz, Leyte, Southern Leyte, and Biliran, where the storm caused heavy floods and destruction

DEADLY STORM. Typhoon Ursula hit the central islands of the Philippines as the country celebrated Christmas. Photo courtesy of Tacloban City Vice Mayor Jerry Sambo Yaokasin

Typhoon Ursula slightly weakens as it begins to move away from PH

Dec 26, 2019 - 11:40 AM

Signal No. 1 is raised only in the northwestern part of Occidental Mindoro and the Calamian Islands as of 11 am on Thursday, December 26. There may still be some rain in parts of Luzon.

Typhoon Ursula now over West PH Sea

Dec 26, 2019 - 7:20 AM

There will still be rain in parts of Luzon on Thursday, December 26, but weather is later expected to gradually improve

Signal No. 3 lifted as Typhoon Ursula off to West PH Sea

Dec 26, 2019 - 12:10 AM

There are still areas under Signal Nos. 1 and 2 due to Typhoon Ursula (Phanfone) as of 11 pm on Christmas Day

Typhoon Ursula downs mobile services in parts of Visayas, Southern Luzon

Dec 25, 2019 - 9:25 PM

Globe says its personnel are doing their best to restore mobile and internet services in areas affected by Typhoon Ursula (Phanfone)

TYPHOON. Several areas in President Roxas, Capiz are flooded due to heavy rains triggered by Typhoon Ursula. Photo courtesy of EJ Escosia

Typhoon Ursula batters Calamian Islands

Dec 25, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Rain from Typhoon Ursula (Phanfone) persists in parts of Luzon and the Visayas early Wednesday evening, December 25

Typhoon Ursula makes 7th landfall in Oriental Mindoro

Dec 25, 2019 - 6:20 PM

Typhoon Ursula (Phanfone) brings very destructive winds and intense rainfall to the southern parts of Occidental Mindoro and Oriental Mindoro on the afternoon of Christmas Day

IN PHOTOS: Buildings, homes destroyed as Typhoon Ursula batters parts of Visayas

Dec 25, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Typhoon Ursula leaves a trail of destruction in parts of Visayas, as it destroyed buildings and flooded areas in the regions

LOOK: Several houses in Barangay 95-A (Caibaan) in Tacloban City were damaged on Wednesday, December 25, due to Typhoon Ursula's wrath. #UrsulaPH. Photo from Ronald Madera

Typhoon Ursula heads for Mindoro after 6 Visayas landfalls

Dec 25, 2019 - 3:30 PM

Typhoon Ursula's 6th landfall is in Caluya Island, Antique, at 1 pm on Christmas Day

IN PHOTOS: Typhoon Ursula brings Christmas Day floods to Visayas provinces

Dec 25, 2019 - 2:10 PM

Typhoon Ursula strikes several provinces in Visayas, resulting in severe flooding after heavy rains

MASSIVE FLOODING. Several areas in President Roxas, Capiz are flooded due to heavy rains triggered by Typhoon Ursula. Photo courtesy of EJ Escosia

Typhoon Ursula: Sea trips resume after storm signal warnings lifted

Dec 25, 2019 - 1:44 PM

Over 23,000 were stranded after Typhoon Ursula hit the Visayas region on Christmas Eve

STRANDED PASSENGERS. Sea trips resume on Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Typhoon Ursula crosses northern tip of Aklan-Antique

Dec 25, 2019 - 12:30 PM

Typhoon Ursula (Phanfone) makes its 5th landfall in Ibajay, Aklan, at 8:40 am on Christmas Day

Typhoon Ursula lashes parts of Visayas, Mimaropa on Christmas

Dec 25, 2019 - 9:25 AM

Typhoon Ursula (Phanfone) is 30 kilometers northwest of Roxas City, Capiz, or 95 kilometers south southeast of Romblon town, Romblon, early Christmas morning

Typhoon Ursula slightly intensifies off Capiz

Dec 25, 2019 - 6:35 AM

Typhoon Ursula (Phanfone) moves over the Jintotolo Channel off Capiz, after making its 4th landfall in Gigantes Islands, Carles, Iloilo

Typhoon Ursula off to Masbate-Panay after 3 landfalls

Dec 25, 2019 - 12:20 AM

PAGASA says Typhoon Ursula (Phanfone) has made landfall thrice, so far – in Eastern Samar, Leyte, and Biliran

Typhoon Ursula even stronger as it heads for Tacloban-Palo

Dec 24, 2019 - 8:50 PM

Typhoon Ursula (Phanfone) has maximum winds of 130 km/h and gustiness of up to 180 km/h early Tuesday evening, December 24

Typhoon Ursula: Over 23,000 stranded on Christmas Eve

Dec 24, 2019 - 5:45 PM

(UPDATED) Ursula (Phanfone) is now a typhoon and makes landfall in Eastern Samar past 4 pm Tuesday, December 24

STRANDED. Passengers get stuck at Port of Cebu due to suspension of sea travel. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Typhoon Ursula makes landfall in Eastern Samar

Dec 24, 2019 - 5:15 PM

(UPDATED) Typhoon Ursula (Phanfone) hits Salcedo, Eastern Samar, at 4:45 pm on Christmas Eve

Ursula now a typhoon 'endangering' Eastern Visayas

Dec 24, 2019 - 3:05 PM

Signal No. 3 is raised for the first time as Ursula (Phanfone) intensifies into a typhoon early Tuesday afternoon, December 24, shortly before its looming landfall

Canceled flights due to Typhoon Ursula

Dec 23, 2019 - 5:40 PM

Typhoon Ursula (Phanfone) disrupts holiday travel in December 2019. Check the list of canceled flights here.

Japan typhoon death toll rises to 6: reports

Oct 07, 2014 - 2:11 PM

The death toll from a typhoon that pounded Japan this week has risen to 6 while 5 other people including 2 US serviceman remain missing

A businessman is struggling with his umbrella broken by wind, against heavy rain in Tokyo, Japan, 06 October 2014. Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

Typhoon Phanfone makes landfall in central Japan

Oct 06, 2014 - 7:46 AM

UPDATED The storm has already left 4 people dead or missing including three US military officials according to Japanese police and coast guards

NASA's Terra satellite captured this image of Typhoon Phanfone and its large eye in the western Pacific Ocean on Friday, Oct. 3 at 1:55 UTC. Image Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

Search for bodies on Japan volcano halted as typhoon looms

Oct 05, 2014 - 2:12 PM

Heavy rain and strong winds are sweeping across Japan as Typhoon Phanfone moves toward the Pacific coast

Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force and police rescuers during search and rescue operations near the peak of Mount Ontake, in Otaki, Nagano Prefecture, Japan, 04 October 2014. Japan Ground Self-Defense Force photo

Typhoon Phanfone seen to enter PH this weekend

Oct 03, 2014 - 12:30 PM

PAGASA says the typhoon to be named Neneng once it enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility is still too far to affect any part of the country