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Super Typhoon Yolanda Update No.3: Signal No.4 in 5 areas; Cebu City under Signal No. 3

7 Nov

In PAGASA‘s latest weather bulletin, 5 areas are declared under Public Storm Warning Signal No. 4. Eastern Samar, Samar, Leyte, Southern, and Biliran could experience winds higher than 185 kph in the next few hours. Signal No.3 was declared in 8 areas including Cebu City in weather bulletin issued at 5:00 pm today.

PSWS # Luzon Visayas Mindanao
Signal No. 4
( >185 kph winds may be expected in at least 12 hours)
None Eastern Samar
Samar
Leyte
Southern Leyte
Biliran island
None
Signal No.3
(Winds of >100 to 185 kph may be expected in at least 18 hours)
None Northern Samar
Masbate
Northern Cebu
Cebu City
Bantayan island
Siargao Island
Dinagat Province
Signal No. 2
(winds of >60 to 100 kph may be expected in at least 24 hours)
Romblon
Sorsogon
Albay
Ticao
Burias island
Bohol
Negros Occidental
Negros Oriental
Aklan
Capiz
Antique
Rest of Cebu
Iloilo
Guimaras
Camiguin
Surigao Del Norte
Surigao Del Sur
Agusan Del Norte
Signal No. 1
(30-60 kph winds may be expected in at least 36 hours)
Camarines Norte
Camarines Sur
Catanduanes
Mindoro Provinces
Marinduque
Northern Palawan
Calamian Group of Island
Southern Quezon
Siquijor Misamis Oriental
Agusan del Sur

At the time of the release of this Severe Weather Bulletin, Cebu City had cloudy skies with little to no rainfall.  Traffic was moving fast because there were less vehicles in the road as many people opted to stay home. Some shopping centers were still packed with shoppers but many establishments decided to close down early so that their employees can go home and prepare for the strong typhoon.  Rains started to fall at around 7:20 pm in Cebu City.

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Cebu City at 5:30 pm

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North Reclamation Area Cebu City 5:35 pm, Nov. 7, 2013

Cebuanos are strongly advised to heed the warning signals of PAGASA even if they are experiencing relatively calm weather. Super Tyhoon Yolanda (International code: Haiyan) is the strongest typhoon in the world this year and people should not take that fact for granted. Winds of over 200 kph could uproot trees and cause catastrophic damage in structures. The brunt the typhoon will only arrive tomorrow and residents are advised not to go out of their houses unless it is very important.  People in living unsafe structures or in landslide or flashflood-prone areas are advised to go to designated evacuation centers or seek shelter with relatives in safer areas. Signal No.3 is declared as a precaution since PAGASA’s weather bulletin only comes once every six hours.

As of 6 pm, Super Typhoon Yolanda is tracked at 453 km Southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.  It is moving West Northwest at a speed of 37 kph.  It is expected to make landfall somewhere between Samar and Leyte before noontime tomorrow.

Ferocious Yolanda approaches the Philippines

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