‘Ruby’ intensifies, slows down towards Eastern Visayas
MANILA, Philippines—Typhoon Ruby (international name Hagupit) has intensified and slightly slowed down as it continued to track towards Eastern Visayas early Friday.
Surigao del Sur
Agusan del Norte
Surigao del Norte
Signal No. 1, or winds of 30-60 kph is expected in at least 36 hours, was placed in the following areas:
Rest of Cebu
Agusan del Sur
Ruby will pass areas that have yet to recover from Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), the strongest storm in the world to hit land in modern times which killed more than 6,000 last year.
It moved west northwest at 13 kph.
Ruby remained at sea at 500 kilometers east of East Borongan and Eastern Samar as 4a.m. and could gain more strength.
By Saturday morning, it is expected to make landfall in Samar area.
Heavy to intense rains are seen within Ruby’s 700 kilometer-diameter expanse.
Ruby and the Northeast Monsoon will bring rough to very rough sea conditions over the seaboards of Northern Luzon, eastern seaboard of Central and Southern Luzon, over the seaboards of Visayas and over the northern and eastern seaboards of Mindanao, Pagasa said.
“Fisherfolks and those using small seacraft are advised not to venture out over the said seaboards. Moreover, those living near coastal areas are alerted against possible storm surges,” it added.
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