‘Mina’ weakens as it moves away from Philippines
MANILA, Philippines — Typhoon “Mina” (International codename: Nanmadol) weakened slightly as it headed out of the Philippines, where 12 people were killed in its deadly onslaught across North Luzon last weekend, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said Monday.
In its 11 a.m. bulletin, Pagasa said Mina’s maximum sustained winds was measured at 100 kilometers per hour as of 10 a.m. Monday, 10 kph slower than its strength at 4 a.m.
The storm, which was seen 320 km northwest of Batanes, was gusting at 130 kph and was moving northwest at 9 kph.
It is expected to be at 520 km northwest of Batanes by Tuesday, the weather agency said. Public Signal No. 1 remains over the Batanes Group of Islands.
Storm warnings elsewhere have been lowered. 990AM
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