'Bagyong Carina' Update: Signal No. 2 up in 2 areas

    MANILA, Philippines - 'Bagyong Carina' has maintained its strength as it continues to move towards Northern Luzon, state weather bureau PAGASA announced on Saturday, July 30 at 8:00 p.m. update.

    'Bagyong Carina' Update: Signal No. 2 up in 2 areas

    At 7:00 p.m. today, the center of Tropical Storm Carina was estimated based on all available data at 340 km Northeast of Virac, Catanduanes(16.2°N, 125.8°E).

    'Carina' has maximum sustained winds of up to 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph. It is forecast to move North Northwest at 18 kph.

    Forecast Positions:
    • 24 Hour(Tomorrow afternoon): 95 km East of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
    • 48 Hour(Monday afternoon):340 km Northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte (OUTSIDE PAR)
    • 72 Hour(Tuesday afternoon): 920 km West Northwest of Itbayat, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)
    track tropical storm Carina

    Tropical cyclone warning signal (TCWS) No. 2 (61-120 kph Expected in 24 hours) was raised over Isabela and Cagayan.

    Impacts of the wind:
    • Light to Moderate damage to high risk structures;
    • Very light to light damage to medium-risk structures;
    • No damage to very light damage to low risk structures
    • Unshielded, old dilapidated schoolhouses, makeshift shanties, and other structures of light materials are partially damaged or unroofed.
    • A number of nipa and cogon houses may be partially or totally unroofed.
    • Some old galvanized iron (G.I.) roofs may be peeled or blown off.
    • Some wooden, old electric posts are tilted or downed.
    • Some damage to poorly constructed signs/billboards
    • In general, the winds may bring light to moderate damage to the exposed communities. Most banana plants, a few mango trees, ipil-ipil and similar types of trees are downed or broken.
    • Some coconut trees may be tilted with few others broken.
    • Rice and corn may be adversely affected.
    • Considerable damage to shrubbery and trees with some heavy-foliaged trees blown down.
    • Wave Height: (Open Sea) 4.1-14.0 meters

    TCWS No. 1 (30-60 kph) is expected in 36 hours in the following areas: Babuyan Group of Islands, Apayao, Kalinga, Mt. Province, Abra, Ilocos Norte, Catanduanes, Aurora, Camarines Sur, Albay and Sorsogon.

    Impacts of the wind:

    • Very light or no damage to low risk structures,
    • Light damage to medium to high risk structures
    • Slight damage to some houses of very light materials or makeshift structures in exposed communities. Some banana plants are tilted, a few downed and leaves are generally damaged
    • Twigs of small trees may be broken.
    • Rice crops, however, may suffer significant damage when it is in its flowering stage.
    • Wave Height: (Open Sea) 1.25-4.0 meters

    The tropical cyclone warning signal over Northern Samar is now lowered.
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