Pangasinan on red alert status as Karding approaches land
CALASIAO, Pangasinan — Pangasinan has been put under a red alert status after Super Typhoon Karding (international name: Noru) is set to hit the province on Sunday night, Sept. 25, according to the state weather bureau.
The provincial government, in an advisory Sunday afternoon, also instructed local government units and village officials to order preventive evacuation especially in towns that are at high risk for flash floods and landslides.
“But we should prepare as families. Let’s help one another and let’s pray so we can surpass the dangers brought about by the typhoon,” Guico said in a video message.
He issued Executive Order 157-2022 suspending classes in all levels, both private and public, and work in government institutions except those involved in health, safety and disaster risk management.
In Alaminos City, trips to the Hundred Islands National Park, and fishing within the territorial waters of the City of Alaminos were also prohibited on Sunday until further notice.
“This is to ensure the safety of our fishermen and guests due to the typhoon,” the city government said in a statement.
According to the forecast track of Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services (Pagasa) issued 11 a.m., “Karding will likely make landfall in the vicinity of the northern portion of Quezon or the southern portion of Aurora tonight. But the possibility of an earlier (afternoon) landfall or close approach in the vicinity of Polillo Islands is not ruled out.”
Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 5 is hoisted over Polillo Islands and the extreme northern portion of Quezon.
TCWS No. 4 is raised over Calaguas Islands, the southern portion of Aurora, the rest of General Nakar, the rest of Infanta and Real in Quezon, the southeastern portion of Nueva Ecija, the eastern and central portions of Bulacan, the northeastern portion of Rizal, and the extreme northern portion of Laguna.
TCWS No. 3 prevails over the central portion of Aurora, the southeastern portion of Nueva Vizcaya, the rest of Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, the rest of Bulacan, Pampanga, Zambales, Bataan, Pangasinan, Metro Manila, the rest of Rizal, the northern and central portions of Laguna, the northeasternn portion of Cavite, the rest of the northern portion of Quezon, and the northern portion of Camarines Norte.
TCWS No. 2 is raised over the southern portion of Isabela, Quirino, the rest of Nueva Vizcaya, Benguet, La Union, the rest of Aurora, the rest of Cavite, Batangas, the rest of Laguna, the central portions of Quezon, the rest of Camarines Norte, the northern portion of Camarines Sur, and Catanduanes.
TCWS No. 1 is raised in the southern portion of Cagayan, the rest of Isabela, the southern portion of Apayao, Kalinga, Abra, Mountain Province, Ifugao, the southern portion of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, the rest of Quezon, the northern portion of Occidental Mindoro, including Lubang Islands, the northern portion of Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, the rest of Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, Burias Island and Ticao Island.
Responding to appeals for help, the Inquirer is extending its relief efforts to the families affected by Typhoon Karding. Cash donations may be deposited in the Inquirer Foundation Corp. Banco De Oro (BDO) Current Account No.: 007960018860 and through Maya
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