Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Tropical Storm "Pablo" (Higos) Now in Bicol Region

Published herewith is the latest weather bulletin from PAGASA where the tropical storm “Pablo” is heading . It is worthwhile to note that it is passing the central Philippines and the necessary precautions are hereby advised:


http://www.pagasa.dost.gov.ph/ TROPICAL STORM "PABLO" Tropical Cyclone Archive | Tropical Cyclone Warning for Shipping


PAGASA Track as of 8 p.m., 30 September 2008 Satellite Picture at 10 p.m., 30 September 2008


Severe Weather Bulletin Number SIX Tropical Cyclone Warning: Tropical Storm "PABLO" (HIGOS) Issued at 11:00 p.m., Tuesday 30 September 2008 Tropical Storm "PABLO" has made landfall over Eastern Samar and is now crossing Bicol Region.


Location of Center: (as of 10:00 p.m.) in the vicinity of Legaspi City or 170 km Southeast of Daet, Camarines Norte Coordinates: 13.2°N, 123.9°E Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph Movement: Northwest at 19 kph Forecast Positions/Outlook: Wednesday evening: in the vicinity of Cabanatuan City Thursday evening: 310 kms Northwest of Dagupan City Friday evening: 620 kms West of Basco, Batanes or 200 kms Southeast of Hongkong


Areas Having Public Storm Warning Signal PSWS # Luzon Visayas Mindanao


Signal No. 2 (60-100 kph winds) Catanduanes Sorsogon Albay Masbate Ticao Island Burias Island Camarines Sur Camarines Norte Marinduque Southern Quezon Northern Samar None


Signal No. 1 (30-60 kph winds) Romblon Oriental Mindoro Occidental Mindoro Northern Quezon Polillo Island Aurora Batangas Laguna Cavite Rizal Bulacan Metro Manila Eastern Samar Western Samar Northern Leyte Northern Cebu Biliran Capiz Northern Iloilo Northern Antique Aklan None


Public Storm Warning Signal elsewhere is now lowered.


Residents in low-lying areas and near mountain slopes are advised to take all the necessary precautions against possible flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas under public storm warning signal number two are alerted against big waves and storm surges generated by this Tropical Cyclone.


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 a.m. tomorrow.

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