LIVE UPDATES: Floods, Crop Damage as Quinta Displaces Thousands

Officials start accounting for damage.
An evacuating family waits for instructions from village officials in the coastal area of Legaspi City, Albay province south of Manila on Oct. 25, 2020, ahead of Typhoon Quinta's expected landfall.
Photo/s: Charism Sayat, Agence France-Presse

Typhoon Quinta (international name: Molave) swept through the Bicol and Southern Luzon overnight, displacing thousands and leaving some floods and crop damage. Officials started to account for the damage on Monday.

LIVE UPDATES: Typhoon Quinta Barrels Through Bicol, Southern Luzon 

Here's what local officials on the ground are saying:

  • Up to 14,000 people evacuated in Sorsogon and are expected to return to their homes within the day, said Gov. Francis Escudero.
  • Sorsogon farmers harvested their crops ahead of the storm, Escudero told dzBB radio.
  • In Quezon province, Quinta's winds felled banana trees, said Gov. Danilo Suarez.
  • Some roads in Quezon were flooded, though not too deep, Suarez told dzRH.
  • There was one reported casualty in Quezon, but was excluded from the official count since the victim drowned before the storm hit, Suarez said.
  • In Albay, some farmlands were inundated, said Gov. Alfrancis Bichara. Evacuees have begun to come home, he said.
  • There was some lahar flow in Albay though no damage was reported, he said.
  • Nearly half of Batangas province is without power, said Gov. Hermilando Mandanas.
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