Typhoon “KAREN” has weaken while crossing the rugged terrain of Central Luzon.

SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN #18
FOR: TYPHOON #KarenPH (SARIKA)
TROPICAL CYCLONE: WARNING
ISSUED AT 8:00 AM, 16 October 2016
Typhoon “KAREN” has weaken while crossing the rugged terrain of Central Luzon.
•Estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 400 km diameter of the typhoon.
•Possible occurrence of storm surges along the coastal communities of areas with TCWS #3 and #2 and flashfloods and landslides over all areas with TCWSs.
•Expected to exit the landmass of the country via Pangasinan this morning.
•Fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the northern seaboard of Northern Luzon and over eastern and southern seaboards of Southern Luzon.
•Meanwhile at 7 AM today, the Tropical Storm with international name “HAIMA” was estimated at 1,490 km East of Mindanao (10.0°N, 139.8°E). It is expected to enter the eastern boundary of the PAR by Monday.
•TCWS elsewhere are now lifted.
Location of eye/center: At 7:00 AM today, the eye of Typhoon “KAREN” was located based on all available data at In the vicinity of Binalonan, Pangasinan(16.1°N, 120.6°E).
Strength: Maximum sustained winds of up to 130 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 220 kph.
Forecast Movement: Forecast to move West Northwest at 22 kph.
Forecast Positions:
•24 Hour( Tomorrow morning): 500 km West of Dagupan City, Pangasinan (16.7ºN, 115.7ºE) (OUTSIDE PAR)
•48 Hour(Tuesday morning): 1,030 km West of Sinait, Ilocos Sur(17.5ºN, 110.7ºE) (OUTSIDE PAR)
•72 Hour(Wednesday morning): 1,530 km West of Sinait, Ilocos Sur (18.6ºN, 106.0ºE (OUTSIDE PAR)
•96 Hour(Thursday morning):1,955 km West of Sinait, Ilocos Sur (20.0ºN, 102.0ºE) (OUTSIDE PAR)
TCWS #3(121-170 kph Expected in 18 hours)
Luzon: Pangasinan, Northern Zambales, Tarlac, La Union and Benguet
Impacts of the wind:
•Heavy damage to high–risk structures;
•Moderate damage to medium-risk structures;
•Light damage to low risk structures
•Increasing damage (up to more than 50%) to old, dilapidated residential structures and houses of light materials. Majority of all nipa and cogon houses may be unroofed or destroyed
•Houses of medium strength materials (old, timber or mixed timber-CHB structures, usually with G.I. roofing’s); some warehouses or bodega-type structures are unroofed.
•There may be widespread disruption of electrical power and communication services.
•Almost all banana plants are downed.
•Some big trees (acacia, mango, etc.) are broken or uprooted.
•Dwarf-type or hybrid coconut trees are tilted or downed.
•Rice and corn crops may suffer heavy losses.
•Damage to shrubbery and trees with foliage blown off; some large trees blown down.
Wave Height: (Open Sea) > 14.0 meters.
Storm surge possible at coastal areas.
TCWS #2(61-120 kph Expected in 24 hours)
Luzon: Nueva Ecija, Aurora, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Ilocos Sur, Mt Province, Ifugao, Rest of Zambales, Pampanga and Bataan
Impacts of the wind:
•Very light or no damage to low risk structures,
•Light damage to medium to high risk structures
•Slight damage to some houses of very light materials or makeshift structures in exposed communities. Some banana plants are tilted, a few downed and leaves are generally damaged
•Twigs of small trees may be broken.
•Rice crops, however, may suffer significant damage when it is in its flowering stage.
Wave Height: (Open Sea) 4.1-14.0 meters.
Storm surge possible at coastal areas.
TCWS #1(30-60 kph Expected in 36 hours)
Luzon: Southern Isabela, Bulacan, Rizal, Metro Manila, Northern Quezon including Polilio island, Ilocos Norte, Abra, Kalinga, Southern Apayao, Cavite, Batangas and Laguna.
Impacts of the wind:
•Very light or no damage to low risk structures,
•Light damage to medium to high risk structures
•Slight damage to some houses of very light materials or makeshift structures in exposed communities. Some banana plants are tilted, a few downed and leaves are generally damaged
•Twigs of small trees may be broken.
•Rice crops, however, may suffer significant damage when it is in its flowering stage.
Wave Height: (Open Sea) 1.25-4.0 meters.
The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next weather bulletin to be issued at 11 AM today.

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