Thursday, December 4, 2014

Another Typhoon

Issued at: 1:30 AM PhT (17:30 GMT) Friday 05 December 2014
Next Update: Friday Mid-morning, 05 December 2014

Extremely Catastrophic Super Typhoon HAGUPIT (RUBY) has weakened slightly as it maintains its west-northwest track across the Philippine Sea...remains a serious threat to Bicol Region and Eastern Visayas. 

This super typhoon will enhance the Northeast Monsoon (Hanging Amihan) - bringing mostly cloudy and windy conditions and cooler temperatures across Northern and Central Luzon beginning Friday...becoming more frequent with possible occasional slight to moderate rains along eastern sections of Cagayan, Isabela, Aurora, and Northern Quezon. The threat of flash floods and landslides are likely in hazard-prone areas especially along river banks and mountain slopes of the affected areas. Residents are advised to take necessary precautions. 

Residents and visitors along Southern Luzon, Visayas and Northeastern Mindanao should closely monitor the development of Hagupit (Ruby). 

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Below are the regions or places in the Philippines that could be affected or that are being affected by the hazards generated by the
 current tropical cyclone. 

·         Heavy Rains (50-100 mm): Rest of Bicol Region incl. Masbate, Eastern Visayas, and Northern Caraga incl. Dinagat and Siargao Islands - beginning Friday Evening (Dec 05). Read more...
·         Moderate to Heavy Rains (30-50 mm): Northern Bicol, Bondoc Peninsula, Northeastern Panay, Northern Negros, Northern and Central Cebu, Bohol, portions of Northern Mindanao, and the Rest of Caraga - beginning Friday evening (Dec 05).Read more...

·         Tropical Storm Force Winds (Gusts of 75-100 kph): Eastern Bicol, Eastern and Northern Samar - beginning Saturday morning (Dec 06). Read more...


·         Possible coastal storm surge flooding of 4-5.5 m (13-18 ft) above normal tide levels...accompanied by large and dangerous battering waves can be expected along the coastal, inland lakes and beach front areas of Eastern Visayas and Eastern Bicol Region beginning Saturday morning onwards. Extreme damage is likely on this type of storm surge. Danger from Rip Currents or Rip Tides can be expected along the beach-front areas of Surigao del Norte, Rest of Visayas, Ragay Gulf, Visayan Sea and Eastern Luzon.

President Lopez Update:
SUPERTYPHOON UPDATE: We have a "mission lockdown" starting Friday 6 PM. All missionaries are in placed. No one is allowed to leave their home during lockdown. Every missionary is made aware of our protocol during a calamity. We thank you for your prayers.
FRIDAY EARLY MORNING: Continues to intensify as it traverses the southeastern part of the Philippine Sea...about 580 km east-southeast of Borongan City, Eastern Samar [2AM DEC 05: 11.4N 130.7E @ 260kph]. 
SATURDAY EARLY MORNING: Strengthens further as it slows down and turning slightly to the west, across the central-southern part of the Philippine Sea...about 310 km east-northeast of Borongan City, Eastern Samar [2AM DEC 06: 12.0N 128.2E @ 280kph].
SUNDAY EARLY MORNING: Maintains its strength as it continues to slow down and turns further slightly to the west, across the western-central part of the Philippine Sea, closer to Eastern Samar...about 115 km northeast of Borongan City, Eastern Samar [2AM DEC 07: 12.3N 126.2E @ 280kph].

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