Pub­lic urged to stay alert, get weather up­dates from gov’t sites

Sun.Star Pampanga - - PERSPECTIVE! NATION/ WORLD! -

MALACAÑANG on Mon­day ad­vised the pub­lic to re­main vig­i­lant and look for the weather up­dates at the web­site of the state weather bureau and other con­cern agenci es.

Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Sec­re­tary Martin An­da­nar is­sued the state­ment at the on­slaught of Typhoon Nina (Nock-Ten).

“We ask the pub­lic to stay alert re­gard­ing Typhoon Nina,” An­da­nar said in a state­ment.

“We ad­vise the pub­lic to get reg­u­lar up­dates from the Pagasa (Philip­pine At­mo­spheric, Ge­olo­phys­i­cal and As­tro­nom­i­cal Ser­vices Ad­min­is­tra­tion) and other gov­ern­ment web­sites or so­cial me­dia ac­counts,” he added.

In its 11 a.m. weather bul­letin, Pagasa said Nina has slightly weak­ened af­ter mak­ing land­fall over Tigloy, Bat an gas.

The typhoon has max­i­mum sus­tained winds of 130 kilo­me­ters per hour (kph) near tge cen­ter and gusti­ness of up to 215 kph.

Sig­nal num­ber three is hoisted over Batan­gas, and north­ern por­tions of Oc­ci­den­tal and Ori­en­tal Min­doro, in­clud­ing Lubang Is­lands.

Metro Manila, Rizal, South­ern Que­zon, Marinduque, Cavite, La­guna and rest of Min­doro prov­inces are un­der sig­nal num­ber two.

Rest of Que­zon in­clud­ing Po­lillo Is­lands, Bu­la­can, Pam­panga, South­ern Zam­bales, Romblon, Ca­marines Note, Bataan and Calamian Group of Is­lands are placed un­der sig­nal num­ber one.

Es­ti­mated rain­fall amount is from mod­er­ate to heavy within the 400 km di­am­e­ter of the typhoon.

The state weather bureau said sea travel ia risky over the seaboards of North­ern Lu­zon.

Nina is ex­pected to exit in the Philip­pine area of re­spon­si­bil­ity by Wed­nes­day morn­ing. (Ruth Abbey Gita/ Sun­nex)

Cracks ap­pear in and along a road near Quel­lon, Chile, Sun­day, Dec. 25, 2016, af­ter an earth­quake. (Edin­son Capdev­illa/Aton via AP)

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