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Signal#4 raised over Cagayan and Northern Isabela

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Friday, September 14th, 2018

Source: Meteorological Satellite Center of JMA https://www.data.jma.go.jp/mscweb/data/himawari/sat_img.php

 

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Weather bureau PAGASA has raised tropical cyclone signal number 4 over the areas of Cagayan and Northern Isabela.

This means residents in the said area may expect strong winds of up to 171 to 220kph in the next 12 hours.

As of 4:00 p.m. Friday (September 14) Typhoon Ompong is monitored at 340 east-northeast of Casiguran Aurora packed with maximum sustained winds of 205kph and gustiness of 255kph. It is moving northwest at 30kph.

Monsoon rains are now affecting southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

Signal#3 is raised over the areas of:

  • Babuyan Group of Islands
  • Ilocos Sur
  • Ilocos Norte
  • Apayao
  • Abra
  • Kalinga
  • Mt. Province
  • Benguet
  • Ifugao
  • Nueva Vizcaya
  • Quirino
  • Northern Aurora
  • Isabela.

Residents in these areas may expect 121kph to170kph of winds in the next 18 hours.

 

Meanwhile, signal#2 is raised over the areas of

  • Batanes
  • La Union
  • Pangasinan
  • Tarlac
  • Nueva Ecija
  • Aurora
  • N. Zambales

Residents in these areas may expect 61kph to 120kph of winds in the next 24 hours.

Signal#1 is still up over areas of:

  • S. Zambales
  • Pampanga
  • Bulacan
  • Bataan
  • Rizal
  • Metro Manila
  • Cavite
  • Batangas
  • Laguna
  • Quezon including Polilio Islands.

Residents in these areas may expect winds of up to 30kph in the next 36 hours. – Marje Pelayo

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Prize freeze on LPG, kerosene still in effect in Cagayan

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Monday, September 17th, 2018

Following the declaration of a state of calamity in Cagayan, the Department of Energy (DOE) Oil Industry Management Bureau said the price freeze on household liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and kerosene products is still enforced for up to 15 days upon said announcement

The DOE reminds the public to take extra precautionary measures in dealing with electrical appliances and components (wiring, sockets and downed posts, among others) to protect themselves from electrical hazards like electric shock or short circuit.

“The public’s safety and security is our primary concern. Let us all be vigilant and aware of what is happening in our surroundings. Let us all do our part in keeping ourselves and our loved ones safe,” said Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi.

For the downstream oil sector, the DOE-’s states that based on its monitoring of the oil companies, there is sufficient supply of petroleum products, with stocks ranging from 2 to 15 days, depending on the area.

(Source: DOE)

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PAGASA lowers signal #4 as Typhoon Ompong weakens

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Saturday, September 15th, 2018

PHOTOS: Typhoon Ompong strips the roof off Gadu National High School in Nangalisan Extension, Solana, Cagayan at 10:19 am, September 15, 2018. The windows and ceilings were also dismantled. | Bryan Lacanlale

 

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The weather bureau PAGASA has lifted tropical cyclone signal number 4.

Based on PAGASA’s 10:00 a.m. forecast, the eye of the typhoon was located at 30 km West of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, packed with maximum sustained winds of 170 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 260 kph. It is moving westward at a speed of 25kph.

PAGASA lowered typhoon signal number 4 to 3 in:

  • Cagayan including Babuyan Group of Islands
  • Batanes
  • Ilocos Sur
  • Ilocos Norte
  • La Union
  • Mountain Province
  • Benguet
  • Ifugao
  • Kalinga
  • Apayao
  • Abra

Residents will still experience winds greater than 121 kph up to 170 kph in the next least 18 hours.

Meanwhile, signal number 2 is still up in:

  • Isabela
  • Nueva Vizcaya
  • Pangasinan
  • Tarlac
  • Nueva Ecija
  • Aurora
  • Zambales
  • Quirino
  • Pampanga
  • Bulacan

Residents will still experience winds of greater than 61 kph and up to 120 kph may be expected in at least 24 hours.

Meanwhile, signal number 1 is still raised over:

  • Bataan
  • Rizal
  • Metro Manila
  • Cavite
  • Batangas
  • Laguna
  • Lubang Island
  • Northern Quezon incl. Polillo Island

Residents will still experience winds of 30 kph to 60 kph may be expected in at least 36 hours or intermittent rains may be expected within 36 hours.

Meanwhile, the Ompong- enhanced southwest monsoon or habagat will bring gusty winds with occasional moderate to heavy rains over Western Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, ARMM, MIMAROPA and Bicol Region while scattered light to moderate to at times heavy rains over Eastern and Central Visayas.

A possibility of a storm surge of up to 6 meters is highly possible in Ilocos Norte and up to 2 meters in Ilocos Sur, La Union and Pangasinan.

Fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the seaboards of areas with tropical cycle warning signal. – Marje Pelayo (SOURCE: PAGASA)

 

 

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#INGATKAsangbahay: Typhoon ‘Ompong’ slows down as it moves west  

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Saturday, September 15th, 2018

 

Pantal River, City Proper, Dagupan City, Pangasinan at 7:00 a.m. | Photo courtesy of Medina Baniqued

 

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Typhoon Ompong has slowed down based on the latest forecast by weather agency PAGASA as it heads towards the western direction.

As of 7:00 a.m. on Saturday (September 15) the weather system is located within the vicinity of Kabugao, Apayao, packed with maximum sustained winds of 305kph. It is moving at 30kph to the western area of the country.

 

Signal #4

  • Ilocos Norte
  • Babuyan Group Of Islands
  • Apayao
  • Kalinga

Signal #3

  • Cagayan
  • Batanes
  • Ilocos Sur
  • La Union
  • Mt. Province
  • Benguet
  • Ifugao
  • Northern
  • Isabela

 

Signal #2

  • Southern Isabela
  • Nueva Viscaya
  • Pangasinan
  • Tarlac
  • Nueva Ecija
  • Aurora
  • Zambales
  • Quirino
  • Pampanga
  • Bulacan
  • Northern Quezon (Including Polilio Island)

 

Signal #1

  • Bataan
  • Rizal
  • Metro Manila
  • Cavite
  • Batangas
  • Laguna
  • Rest Of Quezon Lubang Island

 

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