Cyclone signals remain over 4 areas as severe tropical storm ‘Ineng’ nears exit
Marje Pelayo • August 24, 2019 • 699
MANILA, Philippines – Four areas in the country remain under tropical cyclone wind signals (TCWS) as severe tropical storm Ineng (international name Bailu) nears exit.
As of 1:00 p.m. on Saturday (August 24), PAGASA monitored the center of the storm at 185 km Northwest of Basco, Batanes.
It is moving towards the West Northwest direction at 25 kph, packed with maximum sustained winds of 100 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 125 kph.
The weather agency has lifted storm signals over Northern Abra but Signal No.2 remains over Batanes while Signal No. 1 still prevails over Cagayan including Babuyan Islands, Apayao and Ilocos Norte.
Residents in areas under TWCS are still advised to take safety measures against strong winds associated with STS Ineng.
Meanwhile, occasional gusty conditions still prevail over most of Luzon and Western Visayas due to the Southwest Monsoon or habagat.
According to PAGASA, moderate to heavy rains is still affecting Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Batanes, Cagayan (including Babuyan Islands), Zambales, Bataan, Mindoro Provinces, and northern portions of Palawan (including Calamian and Cuyo Islands).
Also, light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains remains over Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Aklan, Antique, Iloilo, Guimaras, and the rest of Cagayan Valley and Central Luzon.
Ineng is expected to exit the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Saturday afternoon.
MANILA, Philippines – State weather service PAGASA forecast slight weakening of Typhoon Ursula (International name Phanfone) as it further moves west-northwestward over the West Philippine Sea.
As of 10:00 AM Thursday (December 26), the weather system was located at 235 km Northwest of Coron, Palawan with maximum sustained winds of 120 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 150 kph.
Still, tropical cyclone wind signals (TCWS) #1 remains hoisted over the northwestern portion of Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Island and Calamian Islands where winds of up to 30 to 60 kph is expected to prevail in 36 hours.
Residents in these areas are advised to take appropriate measures for possible landslides and flashfloods while sea travel remains at high risk over the seaboards of areas under Signal #1 due to rough sea conditions.
Meanwhile, PAGASA already lifted for Bataan, Cavite, Batangas, Oriental Mindoro, the rest of Occidental Mindoro, and the rest of extreme northern Palawan.
Through the day, light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains will prevail over northern portion of Palawan including Calamian Islands and Lubang Island.
Central Luzon, Metro Manila, Rizal, and Northern Quezon, likewise, will experience cloudy skies with scattered rains.
According to PAGASA, Ursula is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Saturday (28 December) morning.
LEYTE, Philippines – The Leyte Provincial Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) reported one fatality as Typhoon Ursula continues to batter the municipality of Abuyog.
According to Leyte PDRRMC head, Arvin Monge, investigation is ongoing to verify if the person’s cause of death is related to the onslaught of the typhoon.
“Isang police iyon na electrocuted. Nakuryente siya. Iyon ang casualty ngayon na isa (He is a police who was eletrocuted. He’s our first casualty),” Monge confirmed.
Disaster authorities have started clearing operations on major roads in the province to make them passable for emergency and relief workers.
Aside from uprooted trees, authorities also noted a number of damaged utility posts and cables.
Response teams are doubling their efforts to speed up the clearing works in order for the power lines to be restored as soon as possible, according to Monge.
“Kailangan natin ng fuel so iyon ang ating binabantayan. Tapos accessibility ng ating mga sasakyan. So iyon ang ating kailangan (We need fuel so that’s what we are addressing right now. Then accessibility for the vehicles, that’s what we need),” he said.
“Kailangan ma-clear talaga ang ating mga road as per governor’s instruction (The roads need to be cleared as per the governor’s instructions),” he added.
As expected, passengers remain stranded in ports and terminals in the province due to lack of transportation service.
Likewise, communication line is also cut in most parts of the province. – MNP (with details from Jennelyn Valles)
MANILA, Philippines – Destructive winds and intense rainfall are currently affecting southwestern Masbate due to the onslaught of Typhoon Ursula (International name Phanfone), state weather agency PAGASA said.
According to PAGASA’s 8:00 AM bulletin, Typhoon Ursula managed to maintain its strength while moving westward off the coast of Capiz.
Aside from Masbate, the eyewall of the weather system is currently lashing the areas of Aklan, Capiz, northern Antique, northeastern Iloilo, and Romblon with strong winds and heavy rainfall, according to PAGASA.
Meanwhile, the southern portion of Mindoro provinces will be affected by the eye wall in the coming hours.
PAGASA warned residents in these areas to prepare as the passage of the eye may bring calm conditions but expect it to bring violent conditions associated with the eyewall as soon as it moves out of the area.
Until Wednesday (December 25) evening, occasional to frequent heavy with intermittent intense rains over Masbate, northern Negros Provinces, Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Iloilo, Guimaras, Romblon, Calamian Islands, Cuyo Islands, and Mindoro Provinces.
Light to moderate rains with isolated heavy rainshowers during thunderstorms over Bicol Region, rest of Visayas, CALABARZON, Metro Manila, Marinduque, Aurora and the northern portion of mainland Palawan.
Residents in these areas are advised to take appropriate measures to reduce the potential impact of flooding and rain-induced landslides, especially in areas identified to be highly to very highly susceptible to these hazards, PAGASA said.
As such, Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) remains in several areas across Luzon and Visayas due to Typhoon Ursula.
Signal #3 (Winds of greater than 121 kph up to 170 kph may be expected in at least 18 hours.)
Southern Oriental Mindoro
Southern Occidental Mindoro
Signal #2 (Winds of greater than 61 kph and up to 120 kph may be expected in at least 24 hours.)
Southern portion of Quezon
the rest of Oriental Mindoro
the rest of Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Island
the rest of Masbate including Ticao and Burias Islands
and extreme northern portion of mainland Palawan
Extreme northern Cebu including Bantayan Islands
the rest of Iloilo
the rest of Antique
and northern Negros Occidental
Signal #1 (Winds of 30-60 kph may be expected in at least 36 hours or intermittent rains may be expected within 36 hours.)
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