Typhoon ‘Ruby’ maintains strength; Signal number 3 up in Samar provinces
MANILA, Philippines— As Typhoon “Ruby” (international name Hagupit) maintained its strength, at 11 pm Friday the weather bureau raised the public storm warning to signal number 3 over Samar provinces.
In a recent weather update posted on Dost_Pagasa, the official Facebook page of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, it said winds of 101 kph to 185 kph is expected in the next 18 hours in Northern Samar, Eastern Samar and Samar provinces.
The advisory said “residents in low lying and mountainous areas are alerted against flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living along the coast are warned on the occurrence of big waves associated with Storm Surge which may reach up to four meters.”
“Heavy damage to agricultural plantation, medium and large trees maybe uprooted,” it said.
Public storm warning signal number two (winds of 61 kph to 100 kph is expected in at least 24 hours) is raised in Luzon provinces of Catanduanes, Albay, Sorsogon and Masbate including Ticao Island.
In the Visayas provinces, included are Biliran, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Northern Cebu including Cebu City, Bantayan Island and Camotes Island.
In Mindanao, included is Dinagat Province.
Pagasa’s website also posted the eye of “Ruby” was located based on all available data at 310 km East of Borongan, Eastern Samar (12.1°N, 128.2°E) at of 11 p.m. Friday.
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