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Friday, September 20, 2013

Super Typhoon #OdettePH

(5:00 pm, 20 September 2013 )

Typhoon “ODETTE” has maintained its strength and continues to threathen extreme Northern Luzon.

Location of eye/center: At 4:00 PM today, the eye of Typhoon “ODETTE” was located based on all available data at 220 km East of Basco, Batanes (19.9°N, 124.2°E).

Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 205 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 240 kph.

Movement: Forecast to move West Northwest at 19 kph.

Forecast Positions: Typhoon “ODETTE” is expected to be at 180 km Northwest of Basco, Batanes by tomorrow afternoon. By Sunday early morning, it is expected at 390 km West Northwest of Basco, Batanes or outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR)

Signal #4 (Winds of more than 185 kph is expected in at least 12 hrs): Batanes Group of Islands.

Signal#3 (Winds of 101-185 kph is expected in at least 18 hrs): Calayan and Babuyan Group of Islands.

Signal#2 (Winds of 61-100 kph is expected in at least 24 hrs): Cagayan, Apayao and Ilocos Norte.

Signal#1 (Winds of 30-60 kph is expected in at least 36 hours): Abra, Kalinga, Isabela, Northern Aurora, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, Benguet, La Union, Ilocos Sur, Mt. Province and Ifugao.

• Estimated rainfall amount is from 10 – 20 mm per hour (heavy-intense) within the 900 km diameter of the Typhoon.
• Residents in low lying and mountainous areas under signals #4, #3, #2 & #1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas under signal #4, #3 and #2 are alerted against storm surges.
• “ODETTE” will continue to enhance the Southwest Monsoon that will bring moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms over the western sections of Southern Luzon and Visayas. Residents in these areas are advised to be alert against flashfloods and landslides.
• Sea travel is risky over the seaboards of Luzon and Visayas.


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