LOOK: Residents evacuate, boats sink in Iloilo due to 'Marce'

Nony Basco and Jennifer Garcia, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 25 2016 02:34 PM

PASSI, Iloilo - Residents living along the river bank of Jalaur River had to evacuate as water levels rose on Friday afternoon amid the onslaught of tropical storm "Marce" (international name: Gaemi) in the Visayas.

Around 35 families from Barangay Gines Viejo left their homes and transferred to higher ground, officials said.

Meantime, some motor boats sunk at the Estancia Port after it was hit by strong waves while docked at the port.

So far, deaths and injuries due to incidents caused by "Marce" have yet to be reported.