Typhoon Karding continued to weaken late Monday morning as it moved away from Luzon, leaving only four areas under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No.1, according to state weather bureau PAGASA.
In an 11 a.m. bulletin, PAGASA said Signal No. 1 is hoisted over the following areas:
- the central and western portions of Pangasinan (Santa Barbara, Bayambang, Mangaldan, Dagupan City, Calasiao, San Carlos City, Basista, Urbiztondo, Mangatarem, Aguilar, Bugallon, Binmaley, Lingayen, Labrador, Sual, City of Alaminos, Bolinao, Anda, Bani, Agno, Burgos, Mabini, Dasol, Infanta, Malasiqui, Alcala, Bautista),
- the western portion of Tarlac (Camiling, San Clemente, Santa Ignacia, San Jose, Mayantoc, Capas, Bamban)
- the northwestern portion of Pampanga (Mabalacat City, Angeles City, Porac, Floridablanca)
PAGASA said these areas are expected to experience strong winds with a warning lead time of 36 hours and may pose minimal to minor threat to life and property.
Karding (international name: Noru) has left five people — all rescuers — dead so far, with thousands evacuated amid the threat of floods and landslides.
President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. earlier approved the suspension of classes in public schools and work in government offices in several areas across the country on Monday, September 26 due to the expected onslaught Karding.
As of Monday morning, power has yet to be restored in the provinces of Nueva Ecija and Aurora.
As of 10 a.m., PAGASA said Karding was located at 230 kilometers west of Dagupan City, Pangasinan with maximum sustained winds of 130 km per hour, gustiness of up to 160 km/h, and central pressure of 975 hPa. It is moving west northwestward at 30 km/h.
Light to moderate with at times heavy rains may be experienced over Zambales, Bataan, Lubang Islands, and the western portion of Pangasinan until Monday afternoon, PAGASA said.
PAGASA warned of possible scattered flooding and rain-induced landslides especially in areas prone to these hazards and in localities with significant antecedent rainfall.
Occasional to monsoon rains may be experienced in the next 24 hours over the western sections of Central Luzon, Southern Luzon, and Visayas.
Gale-force conditions and strong winds up to near gale strength are possible in areas under Signal No. 1.
Due to Karding, a Marine Gale Warning remains in effect over the western seaboards of Northern and Central Luzon, PAGASA said.
Enhanced Southwest Monsoon is expected to bring moderate to rough seas up to 3 meters over the western seaboards of Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao in the next 24 hours.
“These conditions may be risky for those using small seacraft. Mariners are advised to take precautionary measures when venturing out to sea and, if possible, avoid navigating in these conditions,” PAGASA said.
Karding is forecast to move generally westward in the next 12 hours and will continue its westward track as it moves over the West Philippine Sea towards Vietnam, according to PAGASA.
The typhoon may exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility Monday evening, it added. —Joviland Rita/KBK, GMA News