Typhoon “YOLANDA” has made third landfall over Daang Bantayan, Cebu.
Strength:Maximum sustained winds of 215 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 250 kph
Public Warning Signal #1 elsewhere are now lowered.
“YOLANDA”, after hitting Guiuan ( Eastern Samar) and Tolosa, Leyte, is now in the vicinity of Northern tip of Cebu and will traverse Visayan Sea and will hit Panay Island between 12:00 ? 1:00 pm then will pass in the Southern part of Mindoro then Busuanga and will exit the Philippine landmass this evening towards the West Philippine Sea.
Estimated rainfall amount is from 10.0 – 20.0 mm per hour (Heavy – Intense) within the 400 km diameter out of 600 km diameter of the Typhoon.
Sea travel is risky over the seaboards of Northern Luzon and over the eastern seaboard of Central Luzon.
Residents in low lying and mountainous areas under signal #4, #3 and #2 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas under the aforementioned signal #4, #3 and #2 are alerted against storm surges which may reach up to 7-meter wave height.
The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 5 PM today.
Areas Having Public Storm Warning Signal
PSWS # Luzon Visayas Mindanao
Signal No. 4
( >185 kph winds may be expected in at least 12 hours) Southern Occidental Mindoro
Southern Oriental Mindoro
Calamian Group of Island
Northern Negros Occidental
(Winds of >100 to 185 kph may be expected in at least 18 hours) Rest of Occidental Mindoro
Rest of Oriental Mindoro
Puerto Princesa City Northern Samar
Rest of Cebu
Rest of Negros Occidental
Biliran Province Dinagat Province
Signal No. 2
(winds of >60 to 100 kph may be expected in at least 24 hours) Bataan
Rest of Palawan
Surigao del Norte
Signal No. 1
(30-60 kph winds may be expected in at least 36 hours) Pampanga
Rest of Quezon
None Surigao del Sur
Agusan del Norte