Saturday, November 9, 2013

'Yolanda' to leave PH tomorrow morning

Super typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) will leave the country tomorrow morning, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Friday afternoon. PAGASA forecaster Aldczar Aurelio said in a press briefing that the typhoon will exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility tomorrow at around 10 a.m. and will continue towards the West Philippine Sea. Typhoon Yolanda, PAGASA said, has maintained its course and intensity. At 3pm Friday, it was located offshore of Tibiao, Antique and is expected to be at the vicinity of Coron, Palawan by evening. After hitting Iloilo, it is expected to traverse Capiz, Aklan, Romblon, Semirara Island, the southern part of Mindoro, and then Busuanga. At 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight, Yolanda will cross Calamian Group of Islands. Signal Number 4 is up in Southern Occidental Mindoro, Extreme Northern Palawan including Calamian Group of Islands, Southern Oriental Mindoro, Capiz, Aklan, Guimaras, Antique, and Ilo-ilo. Signal Number 3: Romblon, the rest of Mindoro provinces, rest of Northern Palawan Signal No.2: Batangas, Marinduques, Burias Islands, Lubang Islands, Ticao Island, rest of Palawan, Cebu, Biliran Island, Negros provinces Signal No.1: Metro Manila, Cavite, Bataan, Rizal, Quezon province, Laguna, Samar, Albay, Sorsogon, camarines provinces, Leyte, Camote Is., Siquijor, Camiguin, Bohol, Dinagat, Surigao del Norte