Published: July 27,2017
A fisherman went missing in the Philippines Thursday as monsoon rains enhanced by Tropical Storm Nesat triggered widespread flooding.
The victim, who was identified as 46-year-old Rodolfo Padilla, was on a boat when it capsized during a round of bad weather, the Philippine Star reports. Search and rescue operations are underway.
The city's Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council told ABS-CBN News that high tides also have contributed to the flooding that has closed numerous roads and left motorists stranded.
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The flooding has closed schools, government offices and businesses, and has halted flights at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila.
The country's weather bureau, PAGASA, said the tropical storm, named Gorio in the Philippines, is located about 380 miles east of Tuguegarao City and continues to enhance the southwest monsoon.
Other areas at risk include the Ilocos, Central Luzon, Cordillera, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol and Western Visayas regions, PAGASA warned.
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