Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)
SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN #8
Tropical Cyclone: WARNING
ISSUED AT: 8:00 AM, 14 September 2018
TYPHOON “OMPONG” INCREASES ITS THREAT OVER NORTHERN LUZON AS IT MOVES CLOSER.
Occasional rains and gusty winds will be experienced over the areas under TCWS #1. Stormy weather is expected over areas under TCWS#2 and TCWS#3. TY “OMPONG” is expected to make landfall in Cagayan-Isabela area tomorrow early morning (Saturday,15 September). The Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) enhanced by the typhoon will bring moderate to occasionally heavy rains over Visayas while scattered light to moderate to at times heavy rains over Palawan, Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao and Caraga. Residents in these areas, especially those living near river channels, in low-lying areas and in mountainous areas, are advised to take appropriate actions against possible flooding and landslides, coordinate with local disaster risk reduction and management offices, and to continue monitoring for updates. Fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the seaboards of areas with TCWS and the eastern seaboards of Visayas and of Mindanao.
Location of eye/center: At 7:00 AM today, the eye of Typhoon “OMPONG” was located based on all available data at 595 km East Southeast of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan (15.9 °N, 127. °E)
Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 205 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 255 km/h
Forecast Movement: Moving West Northwest at 20 km/h
TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING SIGNAL
SIGNAL #1 (30-60kph expected in 36 hrs) :LUZON – Pampanga, Bataan, rest of Zambales, Bulacan,Rizal, Metro Manila, Cavite, Batangas, Laguna, Quezon incl. Polillo Island, Northern Occidental Mindoro incl. Lubang Island, Northern Oriental Mindoro, Masbate, Marinduque, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Albay, Sorsogon, Burias and Ticao Island. VISAYAS – Northern Samar
SIGNAL #2 (61-120kph expected in 24 hrs): Batanes, Babuyan group of Islands, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur,Apayao, Abra, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Ifugao, La Union, Benguet, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija, rest of Aurora, Tarlac and Northern Zambales.
SIGNAL #3 (Winds of 121 -170 kph is expected in at least 18 hrs): Northern Aurora, Isabela and Cagayan.
Mines and Geosciences Bureau 10 (MGB-10)
Issued at: 9:23 AM today, 14 September 2018
The Provincial, City, and Municipal Governments are hereby advised to take precautionary measures in view of the Typhoon. This weather disturbance could have possible adverse impact on the local population, on health, on public and private infrastructure, on the economy.
The Provincial/City/Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils and the general public are advised to be prepared in the event of the occurrence of landslides and floods. The P/C/MDRRMCs are advised to be vigilant and to take precautionary measures.
The Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Committees (BDRRMCs) are advised to coordinate with their City/Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils to plan for any emergency, including identification of safe and suitable relocation sites and/or evacuation centers. These should not be located in landslide-/flood-/hazard-prone areas.
Thank you very much.