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‘Glenda’ now in Southern Quezon province

/ 11:49 PM July 15, 2014

MTSAT image as of 11pm, Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Screengrab from http://noah.dost.gov.ph/

MANILA, Philippines—Typhoon Glenda (Rammasun) gained more strength as it crossed Ragay Gulf while on its way to Southern Quezon on Tuesday night.

The typhoon packed maximum sustained winds of 150 kilometers per hour near the center and gusts of up to 185 kph, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said.

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Glenda was the strongest typhoon to make landfall eight months after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). It made landfall in Albay on Tuesday afternoon.

Signal No. 3 was hoisted in Catanduanes, Albay, Sorsogon, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Quezon including Polillo Islands and Alabat Island, Marinduque, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Burias and Ticao Islands, Cavite, Bulacan, Bataan, Pampanga, Tarlac, Zambales, and Metro Manila.

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Signal No. 2 was raised in Southern Aurora, Nueva Ecija, Pangasinan, Romblon, Masbate, northern parts of Oriental Mindoro and Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Island, and Northern Samar.

Signal No. 1 was up in Aurora, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, Benguet, La Union, rest of Oriental Mindoro and Occidental Mindoro, Biliran, Northern Cebu including Cebu City, Camotes Islands, and Bantayan Island, northern part of Leyte, Eastern Samar, and Samar.

Glenda was last observed 65 kilometers southeast of Alabat in Quezon. It maintained its speed of 19 kph.

The typhoon is expected to cross Metro Manila before noon Wednesday and exit the Luzon landmass through Zambales by Wednesday evening.

Storm surges of up to 3 meters are forecast in areas under Signal Nos. 2 and 3.

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