As of 7 am, Super Typhoon Yolanda was tracked at Talosa, Leyte after making landfall at Guiuan, Eastern Samar at 4:40 a.m. at dawn today. The typhoon accelerated and it arrived earlier than forecasted.
|Areas Having Public Storm Warning Signal|
|Signal No. 4
( >185 kph winds may be expected in at least 12 hours)
Northern Negros Occidental
(Winds of >100 to 185 kph may be expected in at least 18 hours)
|Rest of Sorsogon
Calamian Group of Islands
|Rest of Negros Occidental
Rest of Cebu
|Surigao del Norte
|Signal No. 2
(winds of >60 to 100 kph may be expected in at least 24 hours)
Surigao Del Sur
Agusan Del Norte
|Signal No. 1
(30-60 kph winds may be expected in at least 36 hours)
Rest of Quezon
Agusan del Sur
The typhoon is currently crossing the Leyte Island. It is expected to pass through Northern Cebu then Panay (Ilo-ilo, Aklan, Capiz), Romblon, Semirara Island, Southern Mindoro, then Busuanga. Yolanda (Haiyan) is expected to be out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Saturday afternoon.
It is already raining hard in Cebu and you can feel the winds already. Everyone in the areas with Storm Signals are advised to be on alert for possible flashfloods, landslides, and destruction of property. Super Typhoon Haiyan or Yolanda is strongest typhoon since Typhoon Tip (Warling) in 1979. Based on Typhoon2000.ph analysis, Yolanda packs winds up to 315 kph near the center although PAGASA’s analysis have it at 245 kph with gustiness up to 275 kph. Nevertheless, those winds speeds are unheard of by this current generation as there was no typhoon in recent memory with those wind speeds and making landfall somewhere in the country.
Stay safe, everyone!
- Typhoon Watch: Haiyan (Yolanda) now Category 3 with winds over 200 kph (cebuislandlive.com)
- Super Typhoon Haiyan Update #5 (weatherngayon.wordpress.com)
- Supertyphoon ‘Haiyan’ seen to hit PH Friday noon (newsinfo.inquirer.net)