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Typhoon “Ompong” hit Philippines slowly strong

Typhoon Ompong (international name Super Typhoon Mangkhut)  a gigantic storm is the equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane, which at its highest became the strongest storm in Southeast Asia. Maintaining the slowly strong speed to be hit on the Philippines dangerously.


The National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) confirmed that their preparation for the possible impact of Typhoon Ompong is similar to the level of “Yolanda.” According to the NDRRMC, although they have learned a lot in super typhoon Yolanda, especially in responding to the needs of affected civilians. But Yolanda is faster than Ompong.

Ompong maintains strength to have maximum winds of 205 km/h and gustiness of up to 255 km/h. It remains to be a powerful tropical cyclone with a huge diameter of 900 kilometers.

This NOAA/RAMMB satellite image taken at 00:20 UTC on September 13, 2018, shows Typhoon Mangkhut off the Philippines east coast in the Philippine Sea. Millions of people are at risk from a strong typhoon set to smash into the northern Philippines this weekend which could bring floods, landslides and huge waves to the disaster-prone nation, rescue workers said Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Agustin PAULLIER / NOAA/RAMMB / AFP

Below are the tropical cyclone warning signals in place.

Signal No. 3:

  • Isabela

Signal No. 2:

  • Batanes
  • Cagayan including Babuyan Group of Islands
  • Ilocos Norte
  • Ilocos Sur
  • Apayao
  • Abra
  • Kalinga
  • Mountain Province
  • Ifugao
  • La Union
  • Benguet
  • Nueva Vizcaya
  • Quirino
  • Pangasinan
  • Nueva Ecija
  • Aurora
  • Tarlac

Signal No. 1:

  • Pampanga
  • Bataan
  • Zambales
  • Bulacan
  • Rizal
  • Metro Manila
  • Cavite
  • Batangas
  • Laguna
  • Quezon including Polillo Island
  • northern part of Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Island
  • northern part of Oriental Mindoro
  • Masbate
  • Marinduque
  • Camarines Norte
  • Camarines Sur
  • Catanduanes
  • Albay
  • Sorsogon
  • Burias and Ticao islands
  • Northern Samar

 

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