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Yolanda makes landfall in Guiuan, Eastern Samar – PAGASA

November 8, 2013 5:19am

Yolanda landfall in Eastern Samar, heralded by high storm surges
Yolanda landfall in Eastern Samar, heralded by high storm surges. Yolanda slams into Eastern Samar with storm surges up to 5 meters tall and maximum sustained winds of 235 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 275 kph, according to the Department of Science and Technology. PAGASA
Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) made landfall over Guiuan in Eastern Samar at 4:40 a.m. Friday, state weather forecasters said.
 
At least 21 areas were placed under Storm Signal No. 4 as Yolanda made landfall over Guiuan in Eastern Samar before dawn Friday.
 
In its 5 a.m. advisory, PAGASA said Yolanda struck Guiuan with maximum sustained winds of 235 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 275 kph.
 
PAGASA said Yolanda, after making landfall, may cross Biliran, the northern tip of Cebu, Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan, Romblon, Semirara Island, the southern part of Mindoro then Busuanga.
 
It will exit the Philippine land mass early Saturday morning, and move towards the West Philippine Sea.
 
Yolanda is forecast to move west-northwest at 39 kph and is projected to be 240 km west-northwest of Coron, Palawan Saturday morning.
 
By Saturday afternoon, it is expected to be 720 km northwest of Coron, Palawan or outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility.
 
Storm signals
 
PAGASA said 21 areas are under Signal 4, 13 under Signal 3, 16 under Signal 2, and eight under Signal 1.
 
Under Signal No. 4 are:
 
  • Masbate
  • Ticao Island
  • Southern Sorsogon
  • Romblon
  • Northern Samar
  • Eastern Samar
  • Samar
  • Leyte
  • Southern Leyte
  • Biliran
  • Northern Cebu
  • Cebu City
  • Bantayan
  • Camotes Islands
  • Northern Negros Occidental
  • Capiz
  • Aklan
  • Antique
  • Iloilo
  • Guimaras
  • Dinagat Province
 
Under Storm Signal No. 3 are:
 
  • Rest of Sorsogon
  • Burias Island
  • Albay
  • Marinduque
  • Occidental Mindoro
  • Oriental Mindoro
  • Calamian Group of Islands
  • Rest of Negros Occidental
  • Negros Oriental
  • Rest of Cebu
  • Bohol
  • Surigao del Norte
  • Siargao Island
 
Under Signal No. 2 are:
 
  • Catanduanes
  • Camarines Sur
  • Southern Quezon
  • Laguna
  • Batangas
  • Rizal
  • Metro Manila
  • Cavite
  • Bataan
  • Lubang Islands
  • Northern Palawan
  • Puerto Princesa
  • Siquijor
  • Camiguin
  • Surigao Del Sur
  • Agusan Del Norte
 
Under Signal No. 1 are:
 
  • Camarines Norte
  • Rest of Quezon
  • Polilio Island
  • Bulacan
  • Pampanga
  • Zambales
  • Misamis Oriental
  • Agusan del Sur
 
Rainfall
 
PAGASA said Yolanda may bring heavy to intense rainfall of 10.0 to 30.0 mm per hour within its 400-km diameter.
 
"Sea travel is risky over the seaboards of Northern Luzon and over the eastern seaboard of Central Luzon," it said.
 
It warned residents in low-lying and mountainous areas under storm signals 2 to 4 to be alert against possible flash floods and landslides.
 
Also, it said those in coastal areas under signals 2 to 4 should be alert against storm surges that may generate waves of up to seven meters.

Project NOAH of the Department of Science and Technology indicated the highest storm surge is expected at 2 p.m. Friday in Leyte, at 5.2 meters; and at 8 a.m. Friday in Eastern Samar at 4.7 meters.
 
Andis Island in Port Borongan, Eastern Samar may expect a storm surge of 3.3 meters at 8:30 a.m. Friday.
 
Tacloban and Palompon in Leyte may expect storm surges of 3.6 meters at 10 a.m. and 1:20 p.m. Friday respectively.
 
Also on Friday, Cebu may expect a storm surge of 3.4 meters in Tuburan at 1:20 p.m.  — ELR, GMA News

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