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#UlyssesPH: CAAP reports no significant damage on typhoon-hit airports

Aviation Updates Philippines – The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), on Thursday morning, gave updates on the status of airports directly affected by Typhoon Ulysses (international name: Vamco).

No significant damages were reported in Area 5 airports in Virac, Naga, and Legazpi. CAAP, however, noted that on-duty personnel at Virac airport were relocated to safe areas. The three airports remain operational, as of 7:00 am today.

Jomalig, Mamburao, Marinduque, San Jose, Pinamalayan, Wasig, Romblon, Subic Bay, Iba, Baler, Alabat, Calapan, and Lubang reported no damages for airports under Area 3. Plaridel airport sustained mild flooding, cracked doors, and water leakages due to storm surges.

Sangley airport also reported flooding at Runway 07, hangar, and general aviation area. A power outage was experienced since 12:30 am.

According to the Department of Transportation (DOTr), CAAP airport managers are still on high alert "to closely monitor their respective airports." The agency said the aviation authority enforced preemptive measures to assure safety amid the typhoon on November 10.

Meanwhile, the DOTr deployed the Coast Guard Aviation Force (CGAF) to perform necessary post-typhoon functions. The two Airbus H145 helicopters are being deployed for aerial rescue operations over Marikina City, while the BN-2 Island aircraft is deployed for aerial surveillance.

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