05 November 2013

Typhoon Storm - Haiyan: Locally Named "Yolanda" PH [Update]

International Named super typhoon – Haiyan or locally named when enters Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) as "Yolanda" is projected to threaten Philippines and neighboring countries.

Initial Reports:
According to PAGASA, initially issued at 11AM 05 November 2013, it was estimated that Typhoon Yolanda located at 2,170 km East of Mindanao. Yolanda / Haiyan has a maximum sustainable winds of 95 kph and gustiness of up to 120 kph. Furthermore, PAGASA forecasted to move at West direction at 25 kph. 

On Thursday morning, it is forecasted that Yolanda will enter Philippine Area of Responsibility(PAR).

#Yolanda - PH Typhoon
Meanwhile, AccuWeather.com's early tracking indicated that Haiyan or Yolanda will reach Visayas Friday afternoon which carries wind gustiness over 125 mph.

Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration(PAGASA), also reported "Mimaropa"  (Oriental and Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan) will experience cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms, which may trigger flash floods and landslides.

For monitoring, listen Local News, Radio, and Announcement on LGUS, and watch News TV channels.

TRIVIA: The world’s strongest typhoon of the year slammed into the Philippines today with 195 mph winds ~ TIME


"Yolanda" Update:


Meanwhile Yolanda has statistics of casualties, affected damages, and other information.

CASUALTIES

  • 255 dead
  • 71 injured
  • 38 missing
AFFECTED POPULATION

  • A total of 2,095,262 families (9,679,059 persons) 7,251 barangays in 471 municipalities and 51 cities in 41 provinces of Regions IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VII, VIII, X, XI and Caraga.
  • A total of 91,657 families (433,300 persons) are being served inside 1,444 evacuation centers.
Areas under State of Calamity:
  • Dumangas, Iloilo (Res. No. 2013-188)
  • Janiuay, Iloilo
  • Province of Antique

COST OF ASSISTANCE TO THOSE AFFECTED

A total of P22,796,391.21 worth of relief assistance was provided to affected families of Regions IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VII, X, XI, and Caraga coming from 
  • DSWD (P11,427,057,60)
  • LGUs (P7,105,352.69) 
  • DOH (P4,263,980.92)
COST OF DAMAGE

A total of P296,505,629.05 worth of damages (P38,997,500.00 to infrastructure and P257,508,129.05 to agriculture) were reported in Regions IV-B, V, VI, and Caraga.


11-08-2013

GUAM GOES NOAA

  • As of 07AM November 8, 2013
Typhoon “YOLANDA” has made second landfall over Dulag-Tolosa Leyte with maximum sustained winds of 235 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 275 kph.
  • Issued at: 04:26 AM, 08 November 2013 (Friday)

Heavy with occasional intense #rains affecting #SurigaoDelNorte, #SurigaoDelSur, #AgusanDelNorte, #MisamisOriental, #Bukidnon, #AgusanDelSur, #CompostelaValley, #DavaoOriental, #Camiguin, #LanaoDelNorte, #MisamisOccidental and #ZamboangaPeninsula which may continue for the next 2-3 hours.

  • At 4:00 a.m. 08 November 2013

The eye of Typhoon "YOLANDA" was located based on all available data at 62 km Southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar(10.8°N, 126.2°E ).

11-07-2013

At 9:00 p.m. 07 November 2013, the eye of Typhoon"YOLANDA" was located based on all available data at 338 km East Southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar (10.2°N, 128.7°E ).

Signal #4: Winds of more than 185 kph is expected in at least 12 hrs)

  • VISAYAS
    • Eastern Samar,
    • Samar, 
    • Leyte,
    • Southern Leyte
    • Biliran Province,
    • extreme Northern Cebu including
      • Bantayan Island,
      • Capiz, Aklan,
      • Northern Antique.
Signal #3:  (Winds of 101 -185 kph is expected in at least 18 hrs)
  • LUZON
    • Masbate, 
    • Ticao Island,
    • Sorsogon, 
    • Romblon and
    • Calamian Group of Islands
  • VISAYAS
    • Northern Samar,
    • Rest of Antique,
    • Iloilo, 
    • Guimaras,
    • Northern Negros
    • Occidental, 
    • Northern Negros Oriental,
    • Northern Cebu
    • including Cebu City
    • and Bohol
  • MINDANAO
    • Siargao Island and
    • Dinagat Province
Signal #2 (Winds of 61-100 kph is expected in at least 24 hrs)
  • LUZON
    • Mindoro Provinces, 
    • Marinduque,
    • Albay, 
    • Extreme Northern
    • Palawan and
    • Burias islands
  • VISAYAS
    • Rest of Negros Occidental, 
    • Rest ofNegros Oriental,
    • Siquijor and 
    • Rest of Cebu
  • MINDANAO
    • Camiguin,
    • Surigao Del Norte,
    • Surigao Del Sur and
    • Agusan del Norte
Signal #1 (Winds of 30- 60 kph is expected in at least 36 hours)
  • LUZON
    • Metro Manila,
    • Bataan,
    • Camarines Norte, 
    • Camarines Sur, 
    • Catanduanes, 
    • Southern Quezon,
    • Laguna, 
    • Rizal, 
    • Cavite,
    • Batangas, 
    • Lubang Island and Rest of Northern Palawan
    • including Puerto Princesa
  • VISAYAS
  • MINDANAO
    • Misamis Oriental and
    • Agusan del Sur
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Yolanda, after hitting Guiuan or Abuyog, Leyte, is expected to traverse the provinces of Biliran, the Northern tip of Cebu, Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan, Romblon, Semirara Island, the Southern part of Mindoro then Busuanga and will exit the Philippine landmass (on Saturday early morning) towards the West Philippine Sea.
Estimated rainfall amount is from 10.0 - 30.0 mm per hour (Heavy - Intense) within the 600 km diameter of the Typhoon.
Sea travel is risky over the seaboards of Northern Luzon and over the eastern seaboard of Central Luzon.
Residents in low lying and mountainous areas under signal #4, #3,#2 & #1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas under signal #4, #3 and #2 are alerted against storm surges which may reach up to 7-meter wave height.
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 11 PM today.
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As of 8 p.m.the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) showed storm warning signals in more areas. 
From maximum sustained winds of 215 kilometers per hour, Yolanda intensified with maximum sustained winds of 225 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 260 kph. The state weather bureau said it was moving west-northwest at 39 kilometers per hour.
Estimated Rainfall amount is from 10.0 - 30.0 mm per hour
Move west nortwest at 30 kilometers per hour (kph) towards Eastern Visayas, with maximum sustained winds of 215 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 250 kph.





For Rainfall Intensity, kindly visit: http://noah.dost.gov.ph

PROJECT NOAH
source: http://www.ssd.noaa.gov
  • Public Storm Signal
PAGASA

At 6:00 a.m. 07 November 2013, the eye of Typhoon "YOLANDA" was located based on all available data at 767 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao Del Sur (8.6°N, 133.3°E ). 
At 4:00 am today, the eye of Typhoon"YOLANDA"was located based on all available data at 822 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur (08.4°N, 133.8°E) with maximum sustained winds of 215 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 250 kph. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 30 kph. Northeast monsoon affecting Northern Luzon. 


11-06-2013

  • Issued at: 10:30 AM, 06 November 2013

    The eye of the Super Typhoon ("HAIYAN") over the Pacific Ocean was located at 1,411 km East of Mindanao (7.4°N 139.1°E) with maximum sustained winds of 150 kph and gustiness of up to 185 kph. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 30 kph. This weather disturbance is expected to enter The Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) tomorrow early morning (November 7). It is expected to make landfall over Samar-Leyte Provinces by Friday (Between 11am-1pm, November 8) and to exit The Philippine Area of Responsibility by Sunday Early Morning (November 10). 
  • From the previous forecast, the sustained winds, gustiness, and wind direction West has been increased. As of today and is issued at 5am, PAGASA forecasted that at 4 am, the eye of Typhoon Haiyan or locally named Yolanda was located 1, 560km East of Mindanao with a maximum sustained winds of 120kph and gustiness of up to 150kph. The Typhoon Yolanda to move at 30 kph West, PAGASA added. Meanwhile, Northern and Central Luzon experienced Northeast Monsoon. Lastly, there is still no tropical cyclone exists and enters within PAR.
  • Image taken from http://www.goes.noaa.gov/guam/guamloops/guamircolor.html
Screenshot taken from Goes.Noaa.Gov Guam
Screenshot taken from Goes.Noaa.Gov Guam
Haiyan Tracking courtesy from AccuWeather

For latest updates:
Images: Google Earth, AccuWeather, PAGASA,  Project NOAH
References: [1][2][3]
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