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Manila : Philippines | Nov 06, 2013 at 4:13 PM PST
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SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN NUMBER TWO

TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING: TYPHOON “YOLANDA” (HAIYAN)

ISSUED AT 5:00 AM, 07 NOVEMBER 2013

(Valid for broadcast until the next bulletin to be issued at 11 AM today)

TYPHOON “YOLANDA HAS INTENSIFIED FURTHER AS IT CONTINUES TO MOVE WEST NORTWEST TOWARDS EASTERN VISAYAS.

At 4:00 AM today, the eye of Typhoon “YOLANDA” was located based on all available data at 822 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao Del Sur

Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 215 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 250 kph.

Movement: Forecast to move West Northwest at 30 kph.

Forecast Position: Typhoon “YOLANDA” is expected to be at 240 km East Southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar by tomorrow morning and in the vicinity of Romblon Island by Saturday morning. By Sunday morning, it is expected to be at 740 km West Northwest of Coron, Palawan.

PSWS LUZON VISAYAS MINDANAO POTENTIAL IMPACTS OF THE WINDS

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

  • Eastern Samar,
  • Samar and
  • Southern Leyte
  • Surigao Del Norte
  • including Siargao Island,
  • Dinagat Island,
  • Northern part of Surigao Del Sur
  • and Northern part of Agusan Del Norte

 Moderate damage to agriculture

 Rice and corn adversely affected

 Few large trees uprooted

 Large number of nipa and cogon houses partially or totally unroofed

 Some old galvanized iron roofing may roll off

 Travel by all types of sea vessels is risky

 Travel by all types of aircrafts is risky

# 1 (Winds of 30-60 kph is expected in at least 36 hours)

  • Camarines Norte,
  • Camarines Sur,
  • Catanduanes,
  • Albay
  • ·Sorsogon,
  • ·Ticao Island,
  • ·Burias Island,
  • ·Masbate,
  • ·Romblon,
  • ·Marinduque and
  • ·Southern Quezon
  • ·Aklan, Capiz, Iloilo, Antique, Guimaras,
  • ·Negros Occidental and Oriental,
  • Cebu,
  • Camotes Island,
  • ·Bohol,
  • Siquijor,
  • Leyte,
  • Biliran Island
  • and Northern Samar
  • Camaguin,
  • Misamis Oriental,
  • Rest of Agusan del Norte,
  • Agusan del Sur and
  • Rest of Surigao del Sur

 Twigs and branches of trees may be 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 may be partially unroofed

 Sea travel of small seacrafts and fishing boats is risky

 Estimated rainfall amount is from 10.0 - 30.0 mm per hour (Heavy - Intense) within the 600 km diameter of the Typhoon.

 Sea travel is risky over the northern and eastern seaboards of Northern Luzon and over the eastern seaboard of Central Luzon.

 The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 11 AM today.

Source: DOST- PAG-ASA

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