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‘Lannie’ halts sea travel, passengers, vessels stranded

The Philippine Coast Guard cancelled sea travel out of Bacolod City and northern Negros Occidental Monday, October 4, as Signal No.1 was hoisted over the province due to Tropical Depression “Lannie”.

There were 187 passengers in the Bacolod City, Escalante City, San Carlos City and Sagay City ports who were stranded, he said.

Also stranded were 108 rolling cargoes and 11 vessels, he said.

The PCG cancelled sea travel to and from Bacolod City to Dumangas in Iloilo, Escalante City and Sagay City to Tabuelan, Cebu, and San Carlos City to Toledo City, Cebu, Librilla said.

Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson placed the disaster operation centers in the towns and cities of Negros Occidental under red alert status on Monday until the tropical depression exits.

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia also ordered the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office – Response Team to be on standby and ready to be deployed anytime.

He also urged Bacolod residents living in mountainous, coastal and low-lying areas to take precautionary measures against floods and landslides that may arise after a heavy downpour.

As of 8 p.m. Monday, “Lannie” was over the Panay Gulf and heading towards the southern portion of Panay Island, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said.*

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