Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Storm ‘Nesat’ ravages through the Philippines

Weather over Makati City in these photos taken September 25 and September 26, 2011.(Mindanao Examiner Photo by J. Magtanggol)

MANILA – The Philippine weather bureau has raised Storm Signal 3 over large part of Luzon Island due to typhoon “Nesat” (local codename Pedring) as it ravages through provinces on Tuesday.

The Department of Education also suspended classes in Metro Manila.

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration or PAGASA said Storm Signal 3 have been raised in the provinces of Aurora, Cagayan, Ifugao, Isabela, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Quirino, and Nueva Vizcaya.

And Storm Signal 2 has been raised over the provinces of Abra, Apayao, Bataan, Benguet, Bulacan, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, and Catanduanes. Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Metro Manila, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Polillo Island, Quezon, Rizal, Tarlac, and Zambales.

And Storm Signal 1 in Albay, Babuyan Islands, Batangas, Burias, Calayan Islands, Cavite, Laguna, Lubang Islands, Marinduque, and Sorsogon, PAGASA said.

“Residents in low lying and mountainous areas under Public Storm Warning Signals are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas are alerted against big waves or storm surges generated by this tropical cyclone,” it said in a bulletin. (J. Magtanggol)

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