DFA calls on Filipinos in Japan to keep safe ahead of Super Typhoon Hagibis
Marje Pelayo • October 11, 2019 • 405
MANILA Philippines – The trough of Typhoon Hagibis is now affecting the eastern section of Mindanao, the state weather service PAGASA said Friday (October 11).
It will bring cloudy skies with isolated rain showers and thunderstorms in CARAGA, Davao region, and Northern Mindanao.
Meanwhile, Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers due to the effects of localized thunderstorms.
Likewise, the northeasterly surface windflow remains prevailing over Luzon.
When it reaches Japan this weekend, the weather system is expected to develop into a super typhoon.
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has categorized ‘Hagibis’ as a violent typhoon which is the highest category in Japan’s typhoon scale.
Thus, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) through the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo advised Filipinos in Japan “to stay alert and regularly monitor news and announcements” from the Japanese Government and the JMA.
“The Embassy has asked Filipinos in Japan to be careful as heavy rains, strong winds, high waves, and storm surges are likely to occur, and to avoid travelling to potentially affected areas until the typhoon has dissipated,” the DFA said in a statement.
The DFA also reminded Filipinos especially in the Greater Tokyo Area that train operations could be suspended especially if the super typhoon does not change its forecast path.
Thus, it is necessary for travelers to always check the latest information from airlines, train companies, and other public transportation companies to be able to prepare and act ahead of the possible disaster.
Filipinos needing assistance may contact the Embassy’s hotline numbers +81 80 4928 7979 and +81 80 7000 7979.
MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon Ramon is moving almost stationary while it moves to make landfall in Babuyan Islands in the afternoon or evening of Tuesday (November 19), state weather service PAGASA said.
Thus, residents in areas affected by the typhoon are advised to take appropriate actions ahead of possible flashfloods and landslides.
According to PAGASA, ‘Ramon’ is expected to weaken following landfall due to the land interaction and the Northern Monsoon.
Meanwhile, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) of Cagayan is continuously monitoring the situation in low-lying, landslide and flashflood prone areas while the typhoon is nearing landfall.
Authorities are particularly monitoring the town of Abulug where over 50 houses were completely washed out by the previous tropical depression ‘Quiel’.
Based on the latest data from the PDRRMO, around 1,700 families have already been evacuated in view of the typhoon’s landfall.
Around 100 of the families were from the town of Gonzaga were forced to evacuate following threats of landslide and flashflood.
“May matitigas talaga. (Some were hardheaded.) They told us that they (already) know (what to do),” said Municipal Disaster Office Head Edward Gaspar.
According to PAGASA, stormy weather remains over Cagayan, Batanes, Apayao, Abra, Kalinga and Ilocos Provinces while Typhoon Ramon is nearing landfall. – MNP (with inputs from Joan Nano)
MANILA, Philippines — Tropical storm Ramon has intensified into a severe tropical storm as it aims for landfall towards northern Cagayan, according to state weather service PAGASA.
Based on PAGASA’s 5:00 PM, the center of the storm is at 125 km East of Aparri, Cagayan with sustained winds of 100 kph and gustiness of up to 125 kph while moving towards the West-Northwest direction at 10 kph.
It is expected to make landfall between Monday night (November 18) and Tuesday morning (November 19).
Thus, tropical cyclone wind signal (TCWS) No. 2 was raised over the following areas:
Cagayan (including the Babuyan Islands)
Northern portion of Isabela (Sta. Maria, San Pablo, Maconacon, Cabagan, Sto. Tomas, Quezon, Delfino Albano, Tumauini, and Divilacan)
These areas may experience winds of greater than 61 kph and up to 120 kph in at least 24 hours, PAGASA warned.
Meanwhile, TCWS No. 1 remains hoisted over the following areas:
Northern Aurora (Dilasag, Casiguran, and Dinalungan)
Rest of Isabela
Winds of 30-60 kph may be expected in these areas at least 36 hours or intermittent rains within 36 hours.
PAGASA advised residents in the said areas to prepare for possible landslides and flashfloods and to monitor updates from PAGASA regarding the current weather system.
Likewise, sea travel remains risky especially for small sea crafts, over the seaboards of areas under TCWS, the western seaboard of Northern Luzon, and the eastern seaboards of Central and Southern Luzon due to prevailing or forecast rough sea conditions.
MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Storm Ramon is still expected to bring rains over some part of Northern Luzon as it slowly moves in the northwest direction, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Sunday.
In its 5:00 p.m. severe weather bulletin, PAGASA said ‘Ramon’ may still bring light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains over eastern parts of Cagayan and Isabela on Sunday, while on Monday, light to moderate with occasional heavy rains may prevail over mainland Cagayan, Isabela, Apayao, Kalinga and Ilocos Norte.
Light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains may also be experienced over the Babuyan Islands, Abra, Ifugao, Mt. Province, Northern Aurora, and Quirino.
Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal number 1 is still up over Cagayan including Babuyan Island, Apayao, Isabela and northern portion of Aurora including Dilasag, Casiguran and Dinalungan.
‘Ramon’ was last spotted at 285 kilometers east northeast of Casiguran, packing maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour (kph), and gustiness of up to 80 kph.
It is moving towards west direction at 15kph.
The state weather bureau advised residents in landslide and flood prone areas to take precautionary measures and to coordinate with concerned agencies.
Sea travelers are also warned not to venture in seaboards of areas under signal number 1 as well as in seaboards of northern Luzon and eastern seaboards of Central and Southern Luzon due to rough sea conditions.
Meanwhile, PAGASA said it also monitoring a low pressure area east of Visayas that is seen to enter the Philippine area of responsibility on Tuesday.
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