Typhoon Nona makes landfall

Dec. 16, 2015

DAVAO CITY – The government has called on the public to remain alert, as Typhoon Nona made a landfall in Northern Samar on Monday.

Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said they are encouraging the public to stay alert and informed regarding Typhoon Nona.

According to PAGASA, the eye of Typhoon Nona was located at 85 km east of Catarman, Northern Samar at 10:00 am on Monday. The typhoon is expected to make its second landfall in Sorsogon on Monday evening.

The storm has maximum sustained winds of 150 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustness of up to 185 kph. It is forecast to move west at 17 kph, and is expected to be in the vicinity of Gasan, Marinduque on Tuesday morning.

Public Storm Warning Signal (PSWS) No. 3 has been raised over Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon and Masbate including Ticao and Burias Islands in Luzon; Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Samar and Biliran in the Visayas.

PSWS No. 2 has been hoisted over the provinces of Camarines Norte, Marinduque, Romblon, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Batangas, Laguna and Southern Quezon in Luzon; and Leyte in the Visayas.

Meanwhile, PSWS No. 1 has been raised in Metro Manila, Bataan, Bulacan, Lubang Island, Coron, Cavite, Rizal, Rest of Quezon including Polillo Island in Luzon; Southern Leyte, Northern Cebu including Bantayan and Camotes Islands, Aklan, Capiz, Northern Negros Occidental and Northern Iloilo in the Visayas; Dinagat province and Siargao Island in Mindanao.

Lacierda said the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has readied P25,034,400.47 in standby funds and the Department of Health (DOH) has prepared logistical equipment in its field offices. (davaotoday.com)

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