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2015 Typhoon Season: Bagyong Amang threatens Samar provinces; Cebu under signal No.1

16 Jan

As of 4 a.m. this morning, Bagyong Amang (Mekhalla) has been spotted at 220 kilometres East Southeast of Borongan, Eastern Samar. It has maximum sustained winds of 100 kph with gustiness reaching 130 kph. The first tropical storm to enter the Philippine of responsibility this year is forecasted by PAGASA to move westward at 17 kph.  It is expected to make landfall somewhere in Samar late in the evening Saturday January 17.

PUBLIC STORM WARNING SIGNAL

PSWS

Luzon

Visayas

Mindanao

Impacts of the wind

2
(Winds of 61-100 kph is expected in at least 24 hrs
  Sorsogon
Masbate
Ticao Island

Northern Samar
Eastern Samar
Samar
Leyte
Biliran

  • • Rice and corn maybe adversely affected
    • Few large trees uprooted
    • Large number of nipa and cogon houses partially or totally unroofed and old galvanized iron roofs may roll off.
    • Billboards/Signage may roll off
    • Travel by all types of sea vessels and aircrafts are risky
These areas will have stormy weather with heavy to intense rains. Residents along coastal areas are alerted against possible Storm surges of less than 2 meters.

1

(Winds of 30-60 kph is expected in at least 36 hrs)

Catanduanes
Albay
Camarines Sur
Camarines Norte
Burias Island
Quezon
Polillo Island
Laguna
Batangas
Marinduque
Oriental Mindoro
Romblon

Southern Leyte
Northern Cebu
Cebu City
Camotes Island
Capiz
Aklan

 Dinagat Island
  • Twigs and branches of trees maybe broken
  • Some banana plants may tilt or land flat on the ground
  • Rice in flowering stage may suffer significant damage
  • Some nipa and cogon houses maybe partially unroofed
  • Sea travel of small sea crafts and fishing boats is risky

These areas will have occasional rains with occasional gusty winds.

Signal No.2 has been issued in Eastern Visayas excluding Southern Leyte, and Sorsogon, Masbate and Ticao Island.  Cebu is now under signal No.1.  Cebu City will be experiencing some rain showers throughout the day.

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