LEGAZPI CITY (Sept. 26, 5 p.m.) – Typhoon “Pedring” has slightly intensified as it continues to threaten Isabela-Aurora area, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
Pagasa said at 4:00 a.m. today, Tropical Storm “Pedring” was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 260 km East Northeast of Virac, Catanduanes (15.2°N, 126.7°E) with maximum sustained winds of 110 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 140 kph. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 17 kph.
Typhoon signal No. 3 was raised in Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Northern Quezon, Polillo Island, Aurora, Quirino and Isabela.
While typoon Signal No. 2 was raised Albay, Burias Island, Sorsogon, Rest of Quezon, Rizal, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Nueva Vizcaya, Ifugao, Benguet, Mt. Province, Kalinga, Cagayan and Metro Manila.
Meanwhile, Ticao Island, Masbate, Marinduque, Batangas, Cavite, Bataan, Pampanga, Zambales, Tarlac, Pangasinan, La Union,
Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte, Abra, Apayao, Calayan and Babuyan Group of Islands were on Signal No. 1.
Pagasa warns residents in low lying and mountainous areas under Public Storm Warning Signals are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas are alerted against big waves or storm surges generated by this tropical cyclone.
Estimated rainfall amount is from 15 – 25 mm per hour within the 650 km diameter of the typhoon.
Typhoon Pedring is expected to enhance the Southwest Monsoon and will bring scattered to widespread rains over Southern Luzon and Visayas.
The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 11 PM today and the hourly updates. BicolToday.com