Lebel ng Tubig sa Ilang Dam sa Bansa, Patuloy na Binabantayan

admin   •   September 17, 2012   •   2542

FILE PHOTO: Angat Dam (UNTV News)

MANILA, Philippines — Patuloy na binabantayan ng Hydrology Division ng Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA) ang antas ng tubig sa ilang mga dam sa bansa.

Batay sa monitoring ng ahensya, naitala ang 211.48 meters na water level ng Angat Dam sa Bulacan na mas mataas ng isang metro sa normal high water level na 210 meters.

Sa La Mesa Dam naman, nananatili ito sa 79.45 meters.

Nasa 750.9 meters naman ang Ambuklao Dam na malayo pa sa water high level nito na 752 meters.

Sa Binga Dam naman, 574.35 meters na ang water level, na malayo pa sa 575 meters na normal high water level nito.

Pero nagbukas pa rin ang Binga Dam ng isang gate na may volume ng tubig na 0.5 meters kahapon.

Nagbukas rin ng isang gate kahapon para maglabas ng 0.3 meters na tubig ang Ipo Dam matapos umakyat sa 100.93 meters ang antas nito kumpara sa 100.8 meters na normal high water level nito.

Sa Magat Dam naman, nasa 192.59 meters na ito at bagama’t mas mataas na sa high water level na 190 meters ay hindi naman ito nagpakawala ng tubig. (UNTV News)

Tropical storm Ramon slightly intensifies, shifts direction

Marje Pelayo   •   November 15, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Tropical storm Ramon (International name Kalmaegi) has slightly intensified and shifted directions on Friday morning (November 15), according to the state weather service PAGASA.

PAGASA’s 11:00AM bulletin showed ‘Ramon’ at 420 km East Northeast of Casiguran, Aurora or 460 km East of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan packed with maximum sustained winds of up to 75 km/h and gustiness of up to 90 km/h.

It is moving slowly but has shifted direction towards the north.

Tropical storm Ramon is expected to make landfall in Cagayan-Isabela-Aurora area between Sunday night (November 17) and early Monday morning (November 18).

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 1 remained in Eastern portion of Cagayan (Santa Ana, Gonzaga, Lal-lo, Gattaran, Baggao and Peñablanca), eastern portion of Isabela (Maconacon, Divilacan, Palanan and Dinapigue), Northern Aurora (Dilasag, Casiguran, and Dinalungan).

Winds between 30 kph and 60 kph may be experienced in these areas within 36 hours.

Meanwhile, TCWS Signal No. 1 has been lifted over Polillo Islands.

The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned are advised to take appropriate actions.

Sea travel remains dangerous for fishing boats and small sea vessels over the seaboards of areas under TCWS, the seaboards of Northern Luzon, and the eastern seaboards of Central and Southern Luzon.

Metro Manila and the rest of the country will continue to enjoy fair weather over the weekend except for areas affected by the tropical storm.

Cagayan PDRRMO on red alert ahead of tropical storm Ramon

Marje Pelayo   •   November 15, 2019

CAGAYAN Province, Philippines – The Cagayan Provincial Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) has intensified its emergency measures in preparation for the landfall of tropical storm Ramon.

State weather agency PAGASA forecasts tropical storm Ramon to make landfall on Saturday (November 16) or Sunday (November 17).

All preventive measures are already in place to make sure that the weather system will not further devastate the place shortly after tropical depression Quiel hit the province.

Quiel left four people dead after the storm submerged the towns of Abulug and Balesteros in floodwater.

Cagayan PDRRMO Head Retired Col. Anatacio Macalad said all provincial rescue teams are already positioned in strategic areas across the province.

Local chief executives were also alerted and all Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) were also ordered to immediately respond to affected residents once evacuation is needed.

Rescue units are on standby to respond to residents particularly in low-lying areas and coastal towns specifically in the towns of Tuoao, Tuguegarao, Iguig, Lallo, Gonzaga, Appari, and Sanchez Mira.

Authorities, meanwhile, are calling on residents to cooperate with disaster officials for their safety.

Kung ire-rescue sila sumama na. Huwag nang magmamatigas pa na magpaiwan, (If rescue authorities arrive, go at once. Do not insist on staying),” Macalad said.

“Kasi ang safety first ang kailangan dyan. Hayaan niyo muna ang ibang mga bagay diyan na maiwan. Iligtas muna yung sarili, (Safety first is our priority. Leave other things and save yourself first),” he concluded. MNP (with details from Joan Nano)

Expect landfall of tropical storm Ramon on weekend —PAGASA

Marje Pelayo   •   November 14, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Tropical storm Ramon is expected to make landfall anytime during the weekend, according to the state weather agency PAGASA on Thursday (November 14).

As of PAGASA’s 10:00 AM forecast, tropical storm Ramon was located at 290 kilometers East Northeast of Virac, Catanduanes or 410 kilometers East of Daet, Camarines Norte.

It is packed with maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour and gustiness of up to 80 kph and is moving North Northwest at 20 kph.

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 2 remains hoisted over Catanduanes while Signal No. 1 is raised over the Eastern portion of Isabela (Divilacan, Palanan, Dinapigue); Northern Aurora (Dilasag, Casiguran, Dinalungan); Polillo Island; Camarines Norte; Camarines Sur; Albay and Sorsogon; as well as Eastern Samar and Northern Samar.

PAGASA said TS Ramon is likely to make landfall between Saturday evening (November 16) and Monday morning (November 17) but it is expected to weaken into a tropical depression once it hits landmass.

The weather agency said light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains will prevail in Bicol Region, Quezon, and the eastern portions of Isabela and Cagayan.

Residents in these areas are advised to take precautionary measures against possible landslides and flashfloods.

Meanwhile, sea travel remains dangerous especially for small sea crafts over the seaboards of areas under TCWS, the seaboards of Northern Luzon, and the eastern seaboards of Aurora and Quezon due to prevailing or forecast rough sea conditions.

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