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