Typhoon 'Vongfong' to enter PH tonight, to become 'Ompong' | Inquirer News

Typhoon ‘Vongfong’ to enter PH tonight, to become ‘Ompong’

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 11:52 AM October 07, 2014
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MANILA, Philippines — A new typhoon is set to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility Tuesday night, three days after Typhoon “Neneng” (international codename: Phanfone) left the area.

In its weather advisory, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said Typhoon “Vongfong” would be called “Ompong” locally.

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Pagasa last spotted “Vongfong” at 10 a.m. at 1,500 kilometers southeast of extreme northern Luzon.

“Vongfong” packs maximum sustained winds of 150 kilometers per hour and gusts of 185 kph while tracking a west northwest path at 24 kph.

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Pagasa added that “Vongfong” was not expected to make landfall and too far away to affect any part of the country.

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Inquirer calls for support for the victims of typhoon Ompong

Responding to appeals for help, the Philippine Daily Inquirer is extending its relief to victims of the recent typhoon Ompong.

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