Tropical Cyclone CONSON (named JOLINA in the Philippines), passed over Masbate and Marinduque islands on 7 September and is crossing Calabarzon Region. On 8 September at 5.00 UTC, its centre was located about 15 km northwest of Lemery (Batangas Province) and very close to the Taal volcano. CONSON moves northwest passing very close to the capital, Metro Manila on 8 September morning with heavy to torrential rain.
Widespread floods and landslides have been reported across Central Luzon, Bicol, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Calabarzon and Mimaropa.
According to the ASEAN Disaster information network (ADINet), 12 people are missing, 10,976 have been displaced and 12,213 affected. The local government units assess the damages and impact. Initial reports show power outage, road blockages and 25 damaged shelters.
Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal Number 2 (Damaging gale-force to storm-force winds prevailing or expected within 24 hours), is in effect for most parts of central-southern Luzon and Mindoro Island.
DG ECHO partners, who are present in the affected provinces, continue to monitor the situation of the affected population.