Three Provinces Under Signal 3 As Powerful Typhoon Nears Philippines

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Three provinces in northern Philippines have been placed under storm signal No. 3 as typhoon “Dodong” (international name “Noul”) moves closer to land, the country’s state weather bureau PAGASA said.

Storm warning signal number 3 was raised over Cagayan, Isabela and Northern Aurora. These areas should expect winds of 121 to 170 kph in at least 18 hours, PAGASA said.

As of 1:00 p.m. the eye of Typhoon Dodong was located based on all available data at 408 km East of Infanta, Quezon.

PAGASA said Dodong is likely to make landfall over Isabela-Cagayan early Sunday and could exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility Monday evening.

PAGASA also placed Calayan Group of Islands, Babuyan Group of Islands, Apayao, Kalinga, Mt. Province, Nueva Vizcaya, Ifugao, Rest of Aurora, Polillo Island, Catanduanes and Quirino under storm warning signal number 2, which should expect winds of 61 to 120 kph in 24 hours.

“Residents in low lying and mountainous areas of the provinces with Public Storm Warning Signals are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides… Fisherfolks are advised not to venture out over the eastern seaboard of Visayas,” PAGASA said. – BusinessNewsAsia.com