Public Storm Warning Signal 1 for Western Visayas

This alert expired on November 28, 2014 at 5:31:28 PM +0800
Alert area: Palawan

Posted November 28, 2014 at 10:35:03 AM +0800

A tropical cyclone will affect the locality.
Winds of 30-60 kph or intermittent rains may be expected within 36 hours.

Location of eye/center: At 10:00 AM today, the center of Tropical Storm “QUEENIE” was estimated based on all available data at 220 km North Northwest of Puerto Princesa City (11.2°N, 117.4°E).
Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph.
Movement: Forecast to move West Northwest at 26 kph.
Forecast Positions: Tropical Storm “QUEENIE” is expected to exit the western border of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) in between 9 to 10 PM tonight. By tomorrow morning, it is expected to be at 710 km West Northwest of Puerto Princesa City.

Recommended actions

• Estimated rainfall amount is from 7 – 15 mm per hour (moderate - heavy) within the 300 km diameter of the Tropical Storm.
• Residents in low lying and mountainous areas under PSWS#1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.
• Fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the seaboards of Palawan.
• The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 5 PM today.
• Meanwhile, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated at 770 kms East of Davao City (6.7°N, 132.8°E). See the associated “Weather Advisory” for more details.

How to prepare and stay safe

  • Before
    Turn on your TV/radio.
    You’ll get the latest weather updates and emergency instructions from PAGASA.
    Prepare or restock your emergency supply kit.
    Include a charged cell phone, flashlights, batteries, matches, candles, fuel, food, and first aid supplies.
    Move important household items to the highest possible location.
    This will help protect them from flood damage.
  • During
    Avoid walking or driving through flood waters.
    Just 15 cm of moving water can knock you down and half a meter of water can sweep your vehicle away.
    Close storm shutters if possible and stay away from windows.
    Flying glass from broken windows could injure you.

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