Thursday, November 10, 2005

Typhoon ONDOY

from PAGASA website: At 2:00 a.m. today, Tropical Storm "ONDOY" was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 220 kms east northeast of Virac, Catanduanes (14.6°N 126.3°E) with maximum sustained winds of 75 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kph. It is expected to move west northwest at 22 kph.

The rain started at around noon here in Baler but it's only moderate until now (4:30 pm). The typhoon is expected to hit the northern part of aurora at midnight.

Update: November 11, 2005 10:00 AM
No real damage here. The rain that started at noon yesterday stopped at around 3am this morning. GMA 7 reported a flooded spillway at Brgy. Sto. Cristo Ma. Aurora, Aurora and a bus was stranded for a while. The local and provincial disaster council were specially alert yesterday. There was a "bandilyo" roaming around the town broadcasting the status of the typhoon. There's still no news from Casiguran and the other northern part of the province where the typhoon made a landfall last night.

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