Typhoon Emong Reaches Pangasinan

Friday, May 08, 2009

Typhoon Emong has hit Northern Pangasinan province and is expected to weaken once it hit the Cordillera Mountains in Luzon. At 10PM this evening Pagasa-DOST says the center of Typhoon Emong is in the vicinity of La Union, another province in Central Luzon.

It has sustained winds of 150 kph and could go stron to 185 kph moving North East with speeds of 19 kph. Tommorow night, it will be around 250 kilometers East North East of Tugegarao City or 210 kilometers South East of the islands in Basco, Batanes.

On Saturday night it is going to be around 395 kilometers North East of the same group of islands.While on Sunday, it will be around 680 kilometers North East off the islands which is around 100 kilometers South Southeast of Okinawa, Japan.

Signal no. 3 has been declared to Pangasinan, Northern Zambales, Tarlac, Nueva Vizcaya, Benguet, La Union, Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte, Ifugao, Mountain Province, Kalinga, Apayao and Abra. While Signal no. 2 to the rest of Zambales, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Quirino, Isabela, Cagayan, Babuyan group of Islands and Batanes. Signal no. 1 has been also declared in Lubang Island, Bataan, Bulacan, Cavite, Rizal, Northern Quezon, Aurora and Metro Manila.

There has been a lot of damages in property and a couple of deaths reported so I pray that we would be safe by this weekend.


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