Tropical storm “Carina” has maintained its strength as it moves further north

Severe tropical storm “Carina” has maintained its strength as it moves further north, state weather bureau PAGASA said Sunday.
In its 4 p.m. bulletin, PAGASA said Carina was packing maximum sustained winds of up to 95 kph near the center and gusts of up to 120 kph.
It was located 30 kilometers south of Aparri, Cagayan.
Moderate to heavy rains are expected within the 500-kilometer diameter of the storm as it barrels across Cagayan.
PAGASA placed Isabela, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Apayao, Mt. Province, Ifugao, Kalinga, Abra and Cagayan, including Babuyan Group of Islands, under public storm warning signal number 2.
carina Tropical storm Carina has maintained its strength as it moves further north
Signal number 1, meanwhile, remained hoisted over Batanes Group of Islands, Benguet, La Union, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija and Aurora.
Carina made landfall in Cabutunan Point in Gattaran at 1:20 p.m., according to the Office of Civil Defense (OCD)-Region 2.
It is expected to exit the northwestern part of Cagayan Sunday night.

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