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PAGASA: Typhoon Ruby made landfall over Eastern Samar, now towards Masbate


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MANILA, Philippines - State weather bureau PAGASA in an update released as of 11pm on Saturday night, December 6, 2014 said that Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) has made landfall over Dolores, Eastern Samar at 9:15pm and is now heading towards Masbate.

Typhoon Ruby made landfall over Eastern Samar, now towards Masbate


The expected second landfall of Typhoon Ruby is on Sunday afternoon (December 7) in the vicinity of Masbate and it will be associated with strong winds, storm surge (up to 4.5 meters) and heavy to torrential rainfall.

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The estimated rainfall amount is from 10 – 30 mm per hour (heavy – torrential) within the 600 km diameter of the typhoon.

Typhoon Ruby and the Northeast Monsoon will bring rough to very rough sea conditions over the seaboards of Northern Luzon, eastern seaboard of Central and Southern Luzon, seaboards of Visayas and over northern and eastern seaboards of Mindanao. Fisherfolks and those using small seacraft are advised not to venture out over the said seaboards.

'Ruby' is expected to exit PAR on Tuesday evening (December 9).

At 10:00 PM today, the eye of Typhoon 'Ruby' was located based on all available data including Virac and Cebu Doppler radars in the vicinity of Dolores, Eastern Samar or at 140 km East Southeast of Catarman, Northern Samar (11.9°N, 125.8°E).

It has maximum sustained winds of 175 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 210 kph. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 15 kph.

Forecast Positions:

  • 24 hour (tomorrow evening): 35 km Northeast of Romblon, Romblon.
  • 48 hour (Monday evening): 235 km West Northwest of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro
  • 72 hour (Tuesday evening): 595 km West of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro


Public Storm Warning Signal #3(Winds of 101-185 kph is expected in at least 18 hrs)

LUZON: Romblon, Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon,and Masbate including Burias and Ticao Island

VISAYAS: Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Samar, Leyte and Biliran.

Impacts:
  • Heavy damage to agricultural plantation, medium and large trees maybe uprooted
  • Considerable damage to structure of light to medium construction, while, majority of nipa and cogon houses unroofed or destroyed
  • Severe damage to Billboards & signages
  • Evacuation to a safer shelters is highly recommended
  • Electrical power distribution and communication services maybe severely disrupted

Residents in low-lying and mountainous areas are alerted against flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living along the coast are warned on the occurrence of big waves associated with Storm Surge which may reach up to 4.5 meters.

Public Storm Warning Signal #2 (Winds of 61-100 kph is expected in at least 24 hrs)

LUZON: Camarines Norte, Southern Quezon, Marinduque, Oriental Mindoro and Occidental Mindoro.

VISAYAS: Northern Antique, Aklan, Semirara Grp. of Islands, Capiz, Northern Iloilo, Northern Cebu including Cebu City, Bantayan and Camotes Island, and Southern Leyte

Impacts:
  • 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

Residents in low-lying and mountainous areas are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living along the coast are warned on the occurrence of big waves associated with Storm Surge which may reach up to 3 meters.

Public Storm Warning Signal #1 (Winds of 30-60 kph is expected in at least 36 hrs)

LUZON: Pampanga, Bulacan, Rest of Quezon, Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Lubang Island, Calamian Group of Islands, Cuyo and Metro Manila

VISAYAS: Rest of Antique,Rest of Iloilo, Guimaras, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Rest of Cebu and Bohol.

MINDANAO: Surigao del Norte including Siargao Island and Dinagat Province.

Impacts:
  • 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
Typhoon Ruby made landfall over Eastern Samar, now towards Masbate


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