As typhoon Mina is aprroaching to leave from the Philippine area of responsibility, the typhoon marked a strong million peso-worth of structural damages in various affected areas of the country, leaving to have 13 people died.
Further, one of the most embarked strong affectation of the typhoon was the province of Cagayan in which the problem deals with an oil spill brought by two ferries amidst of the strong wind gustiness and heavy rains from Mina. The two ferries collided in the nearby fishport which made the stored drums of oil to be threwn into the water creating leaks and oil spill. The Philippine coastguard timely removed those oil drums in the morning of August 29 where the weather gradually brings back to normal condition.
According to the local office of Santa Ana, Cagayan; the damages brought by the typhoon estimates about 5 million pesos. 2 million came from the damages in the agricultural aspect and 3 million derived from the damages in the infrastructure.
On the other hand, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) states that Mina had not yet completely leaved the Philippines but it already landed in the country of Taiwan. The typhoon was last seen at 320 kms north west of Basco, Batanes with a maximum sustaining wind of 130 kms per hour and with a power of 100 kms per hour. This is now considered a tropical storm as it moves slowly with a speed of 9 kms per hour. Only Batanes hailed with a storm signal but the expected weather outcome will be rainy especially in Northern and Central Luzon. Metro Manila and some other parts of Visayas will also be affected because of the habagat wind.The rain will range from a measurement of only 2.5- 7 mm per hour or light-moderate rain as compared with last week's rain measurement of 7.5 mm per hour.
Moreover; Binga, Ambuklao and Magat dam will release reservoir of water so the PAGASA warns a flood effect to those places who will be affected. The PAGASA also reported that a kind of bad weather is seen outside the Philippines but the direction leads in the north west area going to Japan where the Philippines will not be covered.
The expected return of normal weather condition will be on wednesday and the total exit of the typhoon will occur tonight.