Skooter report 05/10/11
(Update of tropical storm) Tropical storm “Bebeng” (international name: Aere) pounded the Philippines, and left fifteen people dead and nearly 70,000 people were forced to leave from their homes, the government said Tuesday.
People reportedly killed as tropical storm Bebeng left the country were due to floods, landslides and road accidents. Casualties were reported six in Camarines Sur, four in Albay, and one each in Bulacan, Catanuanes, Northern Samar, Leyte and Las Pinas. The radio report said that two were wounded and three are still missing in the Bicol Region.
The storm had weakened and was exiting the northern Philippines on Tuesday morning, according to the national weather bureau. Tropical storm Bebeng is moving away from the country and it was expected to move close to Japan’s southwest coast by Tuesday.
Bebeng's maximum sustained winds had fallen to 65 kilometers (40.3 miles) an hour, from 85 kilometers (52.7 miles) an hour on Sunday. Initial estimate of damages to the farming sector was more than $2.7 million.