London, Aug 2 -- Eight people died and over 100,000 were affected by typhoon "Jolina" which battered several regions of the Philippines, the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) reported yesterday. Weather reports indicated that typhoon "Jolina" intensified the southwest monsoon, prompting the Rio Grande river to swell. Many roads were also declared impassable due to flooding. The NDCC's Operation Centre had also been placed on full alert as they continuously monitor typhoon "Jolina's" effects. It had already issued gale and general flood advisories to concerned agencies. As of 1900, today, PAGASA issued an advisory stating that there is no tropical cyclone threatening or affecting the Philippines. The weather bureau had earlier issued a severe weather bulletin at 1100 hrs saying "Jolina" has accelerated farther and continues to move away from the country.
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