36 Luzon areas under storm signal as Santi intensifies-A A +A
Friday, October 11, 2013
MANILA (Updated 7:15 p.m.) -- Public storm signals were hoisted over 36 areas in Luzon as Typhoon Santi (international name Nari) continues to intensify further while moving closer to the province of Aurora.
As of 4 p.m. Friday, the eye of the typhoon was located at 150 kilometers (km) east southeast of Baler, Aurora, according to the latest bulletin of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).
The cyclone carries maximum sustained winds of 150 kilometers per hour (kph) near its center and gustiness of up to 185 kph as it moves west northwestward at 15 kph.
Pagasa hoisted public storm warning signals on the following areas:
Signal No. 3
Residents in these areas should expect winds between 101 and 185 kph in at least 18 hours.
Signal No. 2
Rest of Zambales
Rest of Quezon
In the next 24 hours, these areas should brace for winds between 61 and 100 kph.
Signal No. 1
Babuyan Group of Islands
Within the next 36 hours, these areas should expect winds between 30 and 60 kph.
Pagasa said Santi is expected to be in the vicinity of Dagupan City by Saturday afternoon and at 390 km west of Dagupan City by Sunday afternoon. It is expected to be out of the Philippine area of responsibility by Monday afternoon.
Residents in low lying and mountainous areas affected by the cyclone are warned against possible flashfloods and landslides.
Those living in coastal areas under signal no. 3 and 2 are also alerted against storm surges of up to four meters. (NMP/Sunnex)