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Typhoon Ruby speeds up, to make landfall tonight in Dolores, Eastern Samar


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MANILA, Philippines - State weather bureau officially announced on its 5:00pm update (December 6, 2014) that Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) continues to threaten Northern and Eastern Samar as it speeds up and about to make landfall in Dolores, Eastern Samar expected around 8:00-10:00pm tonight.

Typhoon Ruby speeds up, to make landfall tonight in Dolores, Eastern Samar

PAGASA advised that the expected landfall on Saturday evening will be associated with strong winds, storm surge (up to 4.5 meters) and heavy-torrential rainfall.

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.

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In the latest bulletin, Typhoon Ruby is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Tuesday evening.

At 4:00 PM today, the eye of Typhoon “RUBY” was located based on all available data including Virac and Cebu radars at 100 km East of Dolores, Eastern Samar or at 195 km East of Catarman, Northern Samar (12.1°N, 126.4°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 at 16 kph.

Forecast Positions:
  • 24 hour (tomorrow afternoon): 50 km East of Romblon, Romblon.
  • 48 hour (Monday afternoon): 225 km West Northwest of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro or at 200 km West of Ambulong, Batangas.
  • 72 hour (Tuesday afternoon): 480 km West of Iba, Zambales.

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

LUZON: Catanduanes, Albay including Burias Island, Sorsogon, Masbate, and Ticao Island.
VISAYAS: Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Samar, and Biliran.

Impacts:
  • 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.
  • 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


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

LUZON: Camarines Sur and Romblon.
VISAYAS: Aklan, Capiz, Northern Cebu including Cebu City, Bantayan Island, Leyte and Southern Leyte.

Impacts:
  • 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.
  • 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


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

LUZON: Southern Quezon, Camarines Norte, Batangas, Marinduque, Oriental Mindoro and Occidental Mindoro.
VISAYAS: Antique, Iloilo, Guimaras, Northern Negros, Rest of Cebu and Bohol.
MINDANAO: Surigao del Norte including Siargao Island and Dinagat Province.

Impacts:
  • These areas will have occasional rains with occasional gusty winds.
  • 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

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