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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Typhoon Santi (Bagyong Santi 2013)






Typhoon Santi (Bagyong Santi 2013) updates and storm signal from state weather bureau PAGASA. At 11 a.m. on Friday, October 11, the eye of Typhoon Santi was spotted at 230 kilometers East of Baler, Aurora with maximum sustained winds of 130 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 160 kph. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 15 kph.


Areas placed under storm warning signals:

Signal No. 3
(Winds of more than 100 to 185 kph may be expected in at least 18 hours)
  • Aurora
  • Isabela
  • Quirino
  • Ifugao
  • Nueva Viscaya
  • Benguet
  • Nueva Ecija
Signal No. 2
(Winds of more than 60 to 100 kph may be expected in at least 24 hours)
  • La Union
  • Pangasinan
  • Ilocos Norte
  • Ilocos Sur
  • Cagayan
  • Apayao
  • Kalinga
  • Abra
  • Mt. Province
  • Tarlac
  • Zambales
  • Bulacan
  • Pampanga
  • Northern Quezon
  • Polilio Island
Signal No. 1
(30-60 kph winds may be expected in at least 36 hours)
  • Metro Manila
  • Calayan and Babuyan Group of Is.
  • Bataan
  • Rizal
  • Cavite
  • Batangas
  • Laguna
  • Lubang Islands
  • Rest of Quezon
  • Marinduque
  • Camarines Provinces
  • Albay
  • Catanduanes
Weather experts said the estimated rainfall amount is from 7.5 to 30 millimeters per hour (heavy to intense) within the 500-km diameter of the typhoon.

The weather bureau alerted residents in low lying and mountainous areas under the storm warning signals against possible flashfloods and landslides. Those living in coastal areas under signal numbers 2 and 3 are also alerted against storm surges.

Sea travel is risky over the seaboard of Luzon and of Eastern Visayas, PAGASA added.

Automatic suspension of classes are applied as follows:
  • Signal No. 1 - Preschool to Elementary
  • Signal No. 2 - Preschool, Elementary and High School
  • Signal No. 3 - All Levels including Graduate School