Public Storm Warning Signal #2 for Northern Luzon

This alert expired on November 20, 2019 at 5:27:00 PM +0800
Alert area: Batanes, Apayao, Kalinga, Abra, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Cagayan

Posted November 20, 2019 at 5:27:32 AM +0800

A tropical cyclone will affect the the locality.
Winds of 61 kph up to 120 kph may be expected in at least 24 hours.


Location of eye/center : At 4:00 AM today, the center of Severe Tropical Storm "RAMON" was estimated based on all available data including Aparri Doppler Radar at at in the vicinity of Baggao, Cagayan (18.0, 121.9).
Strength : Maximum winds of 100 kph near the centerand gustiness of up to 165 kph.
Forecast movement : Forecast to move Southwest at 10 kph

Forecast position :
• 24 Hour(Tomorrow morning): 255 km West Southwest of Iba, Zambales(14.7°N, 117.7°E)

Areas in Cagayan under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) #3 are now placed under TCWS #2.
Rainfall outlook for today: Light to moderate with occasional to frequent heavy rains over Batanes, Cagayan including Babuyan Islands, Apayao, and the northern portion of Ilocos Norte. Light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains over Ilocos Sur, Abra, Kalinga, Mt. Province, Ifugao, the northern portion of Isabela, and the rest of Ilocos Norte.
Residents in the aforementioned areas, especially those living in areas identified to be highly or very highly susceptible to flooding and rain-induced landslides, are advised to take appropriate actions, coordinate with local disaster risk reduction and management offices, and continue monitoring for updates, especially the Thunderstorm or Rainfall Advisories and Heavy Rainfall Warnings to be issued by PAGASA Regional Services Divisions.
Coastal flooding may be experienced in the coastal areas of Northern Luzon, especially on its western and northern portions due to high waves near the coast associated with both STS Ramon and the Northeast Monsoon.
Sea travel is risky, especially for small sea crafts, over the seaboards of areas under TCWS, as well as the seaboards of southern Isabela, Camarines Norte and Catanduanes, the western seaboardd of Zambales, Bataan. Occidental Mindoro and Palawan, and the northern seaboard of Camarines Sur due to prevailing or forecast rough sea conditions caused by STS “Ramon”, TD “Sarah” and the Northeast Monsoon.

Recommended actions

The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next Severe Weather Bulletin to be issued at 8 AM today.

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.
    Harvest crops, if possible.
    Fields may be damaged by high winds and flooding.
  • 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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