Signal No. 2 up over Surigao Sur, Davao Oriental as ‘Pablo’ weakens

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Source: Project Noah | 7:30 am, Dec. 3, 2012

MANILA, Philippines— Signal No. 2 was raised over Surigao del Sur and Davao Oriental as typhoon “Pablo” (international codename: Bopha) moved west-northwestward in the country, the state-run weather bureau said Monday.

Although Pablo has slightly weakened, it still packed maximum sustained winds of 175 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 210 kph, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said.

As of 4 a.m., Pablo was located 700 kilometers southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, moving at 24 kph, Pagasa said.

Signal No. 1, meanwhile, was raised over Siquijor, Bohol, Biliran, Camotes Island, Southern Leyte, Leyte, Eastern Samar, Western Samar, Surigao del Norte including Siargao Island, Dinagat Is., Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Davao del Norte including Samal Is., Compostela Valley, Bukidnon, Misamis Occidental, Misamis Oriental, Camiguin, Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur.

Pablo is expected to be at 175 km east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur by Tuesday morning and at 80 km south of Iloilo City by Wednesday morning.

Pagasa has alerted residents living in low-lying and mountainous areas under Signals No. 2 and No. 1 against possible flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas under Signal No. 2 are alerted against big waves or storm surges generated by this tropical cyclone.

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  • freedom of navigation

    Be safe sa lahat. Sana humina na kasi parang naka todo na sa kasalukuyan.

  • Pablo Juan

    It’s very rare for a typhoon to pass this way very far south.. iba na talaga ang panahon =(

    • Pablo Juan

       Dito na naman makikita ang trabaho ng mga illegal loggers.

  • tagahuron

    Etong si Pnoy pag ibinukaka ang RH bill palaging may natural disaster na dumarating,

    • nborlagdan

      anong kinalaman ng presidente at RH bill sa mga natural disaster?

  • TheGUM

    Initial reports from Palau, which was along Typhoon Bopha’s path, indicate the islands escaped major damage and so far there are no reported casualties.  Then again, Palau has around only 20,000 people.

    Apparently this typhoon is rather rare, since it was 2 decades ago that Palau was last hit by a typhoon.

    Let’s hope that the initial reports from Palau hold true, as the Palauan officials hear from outlying atolls and islands.

    Hopefully, the Philippines will be spared major damage and casualties, also.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PJTH3SHQU3B4TCUVRH2UXZCJDY Balahura

    My estimate wind speed now around 230 km/hr

  • bugoybanggers

    Wala bang nagbabalita tungkol sa mga HARCORE SURFERS sa SIARGAO? Balita ko kasi Fiesta doon, ang dami daw mga surfers ang tuwang tuwa dahil matataas ang alon doon ngayon. Sana makunan ng video at maipost ninyo sa youtube. Hindi naman kasi kapag bagyo magtago na, marami din ang nakikinabang dito lalo na ang mga SURFERS, okay? Surfers, may the best wave to come. Hurahhhhh

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