Classes from pre-school to high school are suspended today, July 15, and tomorrow, July 16 as heavy rains, strong wind, and storm surges are to be expected when Typhoon Glenda (Rammasun) makes a landfall.
As of 4:00 p.m., July 15, 2014, typhoon Glenda was located 60 km east southeast of Legazpi City, and moving west northwest at 19 kph. Glenda has maximum sustained winds of 130 kph near the center and gustiness up to 160 kph. Typhoon Glenda is expected to make landfall over Albay-Sorsogon area this evening, then cross Albay towards Southern Luzon.
It is expected to pass Metro Manila before noon tomorrow and will be in the vicinity of Bataan in the afternoon and will then move towards the West Philippine Sea. By Thursday afternoon, it will be at 370 km West of Sinait, Ilocos Sur outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility.
Signal#3 (101 -185 kph) Catanduanes, Albay, Sorsogon, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Masbate, Quezon including Polilio Islands, Marinduque, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Northern Samar, northern part of Eastern Samar
Signal#2 (61-100 kph) Southern Aurora, Cavite, Bulacan, Pampanga, Bataan, Nueva Ecija, Pangasinan, Tarlac, Zambales, Lubang Island, Oriental Mindoro, Romblon, Biliran, rest of Samar, Eastern Samar, northern part of Leyte Province, and Metro Manila
Signal#1 (30-60 kph) Northern Aurora, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, Benguet, La Union, Occidental Mindoro, rest of Leyte, Southern Leyte, Northern Cebu, including Cebu City and Camotes Islands.
Residents in low lying and mountainous areas under signal 3, 2 and 1 are alerted against possible flash floods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas under signal 3 and 2 are alerted against storm surges of up to 3 meters. Estimated rainfall amount is from 7.5-20 mm/hr (moderate-intense) within the 500 km diameter of the Typhoon.
Meanwhile, keep safe everyone! Save these emergency numbers just in case:
National Disaster and Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) hotlines
Trunklines- 911-5061 to 65
Operations Center- 911-1406, 912-2665, 912-5668
Philippine National Police (PNP) Hotline Patrol
Text hotline: 0917-847-5757
Red Cross hotline
Trunkline: (02) 527-0000
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