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Signal 2 up over Metro Manila as Feria batters Samar

June 23, 2009 6:52pm


MANILA, Philippines - Tropical storm Feria has crossed Northern Samar and is now in the vicinity of Masbate, state weather forecasters said Tuesday night.

In its 10:45 p.m. bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Association (Pagasa) said Feria is moving west northwest at 22 kph and is expected to be 90 kilometers west of Iba, Zambales by Wednesday evening.

Storm signal no. 2 was raised in Metro Manila, which means classes in elementary and high school are suspended on Wednesday.

Also under storm signal no. 2 are:

LUZON
Masbate
Ticao Island
Sorsogon
Albay
Camarines Provinces
Catanduanes
Marinduque
Romblon
Burias Island
Southern Quezon
Mindoro Provinces
Lubang Is.
Batangas
Laguna
Cavite
Bataan
Rizal

VISAYAS
Samar Provinces
Northern Leyte
Camotes Is.
Biliran Island
Northern Iloilo
Northern Negros
Northern Cebu
Aklan
Capiz

Meanwhile, signal no. 1 is up over the following areas:

LUZON
Northern Quezon
Polilio Island
Calamian group
Cuyo Island
Bulacan
Pampanga
Zambales
Tarlac
Nueva Ecija
Aurora
Pangasinan

VISAYAS
Southern Leyte
Bohol
Rest of Cebu
Rest of Negros
Guimaras
Southern Iloilo
Antique
Siquijor

MINDANAO
Surigao del Norte
Siargao Island
Dinagat Island
Camiguin

Warning

Meanwhile, Pagasa advised residents living in low lying, mountainous and coastal areas under storm warning signals no. 2 and 1 to be on alert against possible flashloods, landslides and storm surges.

The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are also advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 5 a.m., Wednesday.

The Coast Guard is following a new policy barring travel of ships lighter than 1,000 tons in case of Storm Signal No. 1. All seacraft are barred from leaving port under Signal 2. - GMANews.TV