Typhoon ‘Dodong’ intensifies, threatens Isabela-Cagayan area
Typhoon ‘Dodong’ (Noul) has intensified further as it threatens Isabela-Cagayan area, the weather bureau said early Sunday.
The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said in its 5 a.m. bulletin the estimated rainfall amount is from heavy to intense within the 150 km diameter of the typhoon.
It is expected to make landfall over the coast of Isabela-Cagayan area today before noontime (May 10), and will exit the landmass via Gonzaga, Cagayan this evening, Pagasa said.
It added ‘Dodong” will exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Tuesday morning (May 12).
Storm surges of up to 1.5 meters are possible over the eastern coast of Isabela and Cagayan, Pagasa added.
Fisherfolks are advised not to venture out over the eastern seaboard of Southern Luzon.
It is advised to refrain from outdoor activities particularly along beaches of the eastern section of Isabela and Cagayan Sunday.
At 4 a.m. Sunday, the center of Typhoon “Dodong” was located at 240 km East Northeast of Baler, Aurora or at 170 km East of Casiguran, Aurora.
It has maximum sustained winds of 170 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 205 kph.
Signal number 3 is still up in Cagayan including Babuyan and Calayan Group of Islands, Isabela and Apayao.
Signal number 2 is raised in Northern Aurora, Kalinga, Mt. Province, Ifugao, Batanes and Quirino.
Signal number 1 is up in the rest of Aurora, Abra, Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte, Benguet, Nueva Vizcaya and Nueva Ecija.
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