Thursday, October 29, 2009

PAG-ASA Bulletin #3

Tropical Cyclone Update: "Severe Weather Bulletin Number THREE
Tropical Cyclone Warning: Typhoon 'SANTI' (MIRINAE)
Issued at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, 29 October 2009

Typhoon 'SANTI' has maintained its strength as it continues to move towards Central Luzon.
Location of Center:
(as of 10:00 a.m.) 890 km East of Casiguran, Aurora
Coordinates: 16.0°N, 131.7°E
Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 150 kph near the center
and gustiness of up to 185 kph

Movement: West at 24 kph

Forecast Positions/Outlook: Friday morning:
440 km East of Casiguran, Aurora
Saturday morning:
Vicinity of Casiguran, Aurora or
210 km Northeast of Manila
Sunday morning:
170 km West of Dagupan City or
280 km Northwest of Manila

Areas Having Public Storm Warning Signal

Signal No. 2
(60-100 kph winds) Polillo Island

Signal No. 1
(30-60 kph winds) Isabela
Nueva Viscaya
Nueva Ecija
Camarines Norte
Camarines Sur

Residents in low-lying areas and near mountain slopes under signal #2 and #1 are advised to take all the necessary precautionary measures against flashfloods and landslides.

Those living along the coast in areas under signal #2 are advised to be on alert against storm surges and big waves generated by the typhoon.

The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 5 p.m. today."

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