A resident carries a matress inside a classroom used as evacuation center as Typhoon Ompong approaches the city of Tuguegarao, Cagayan province. AFP PHOTO
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) raised Signal No. 4 in Cagayan and Northern Isabela hours before typhoon “Ompong” makes landfall.
The typhoon slightly accelerated, as it was spotted 340 kilometers (km) east northeast of Casiguran, Aurora, moving with maximum winds of up to 205 kilometer per hour (km/h), and gustiness of up to 255 km/h.
Signal No. 3 was raised over Babuyan Group of Islands, Southern Isabela, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Apayao, Abra, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Benguet, Ifugao, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Northern Aurora, while Signal No. 2 was raised in Batanes, La Union Pangasinan, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, Southern Aurora, and northern Zambales.
Zambales, Pampanga, Bulacan, Bataan, Rizal, Metro Manila, Cavite, Batangas, Laguna, Quezon (including Polillo Island), Northern Oriental Mindoro, Masbate, Marinduque, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Albay, Sorsogon, Burias and Ticao Islands are under Signal No. 1. JOVE MOYA
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