Pagasa warns of floods, landslides-A A +A
Monday, July 14, 2014
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration or Pagasa in a news conference warned Monday of floods and landslides in Central Luzon and some areas of Ilocos and Cagayan Valley as a result of Tropical Storm Glenda.
“Glenda” (international name: Rammasun) has intensified before noon Monday, with the provinces of Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Albay, and Sorsogon now under signal no. 2.
Pampanga, Bulacan, Bataan, Zambales, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, Pangasinan, Southern Aurora, Masbate, Burias and Ticao Islands, Marinduque, Quezon, Polillo Islands, Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, Northern Samar, and Metro Manila are now under signal no. 1.
At 4 p.m. Monday, Pagasa estimates that "Glenda" is located at 620 kilometers East of Virac, Catanduanes packing maximum winds of 95 kilometers per hour and gusts of 120 kph.
Pagasa warns residents in low-lying and mountainous areas under signals number 1 and 2 to be alert against possible flashfloods and landslides while those living in coastal areas under signal number 2 are warned against storm surges.
Pagasa has also warned that the Bicol region and Quezon province will experience intense rains beginning Tuesday, as Tropical Storm Glenda moves towards Central Luzon.
Southern and Central Luzon including Metro Manila will also experience rains and gusty winds beginning Tuesday, and the weather is expected to turn stormy by Tuesday evening until Wednesday.
Jori Luiz of Pagasa said Tropical Storm Glenda is sure to make landfall, possibly in Aurora, if the storm maintained its current path.
The storm is expected to exit over Zambales or Bataan on Thursday. (JTD)
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on July 15, 2014.