'Dindo' heads to southern China, leaves no casualty

Posted at 06/29/2012 12:13 PM | Updated as of 06/29/2012 6:02 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Tropical storm “Dindo” continues to move away and is now headed for southern China, the state weather bureau said on Friday.

In its latest weather bulletin issued 11 a.m., the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Dindo was last spotted 380 kilometers west northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte.

It maintained its strength, packing maximum winds of 75 kilometers per hour (kph) and gusts of up to 90 kph.

It was moving in a west northwest direction at 19 kph.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) did not report of any casualty from the storm, but said some structures such as roads and bridges were damaged.

The following roads and bridges were rendered impassable as the storm battered northern Luzon provinces:

Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)

  • Baguio-Bontoc Road (closed due to landslide)
  • Kabayan-Buguias-Abayan Road (closed due to landslide)
  • Sabangan Bridge- Baguio-Bontoc Road (closed due to damage)
  • Tabuk-Banaue road (closed due to rockslide)

Ilocos Region

  • Narvacan-Sulvec Road, Ilocos Sur (closed due to a collapsed seawall)
  • San Emilio-Quirino Road, Ilocos Sur (closed due to presence of thick mud)
  • Buagao Bridge Detour (closed due to damage)
  • Manila North Road (closed due to landslide)
  • MNR Pancian section in Brgy. Pancian, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte (closed due to landslide)

PAGASA said Dindo will continue to enhance the southwest monsoon (habagat), bringing rains over western Luzon and western Visayas.

Small vessels and fishing boats are still warned against sailing into the seaboards of Luzon due to the presence of strong waves.