Typhoon Yolanda Latest Update: Signal #4 in more than 10 areas


LATEST UPDATE: Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) has already made landfall in Guiuan, Eastern Samar early morning today, Nov. 8, 2013, according to PAGASA.

As of 5AM, more than 20 areas are now placed under Signal No. 4 (Masbate, Ticao Island, Southern Sorsogon, Romblon, Northern Samar,
Eastern Samar, Samar, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Biliran Province, Bantayan Island, Northern Cebu, Cebu City, Camotes Island, Northern Negros Occidental, Capiz, Aklan, Antique, Iloilo and Guimaras).

Signal No. 3 in the rest of Sorsogon, Burias Island, Albay, Marinduque, Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Calamian Group of Islands, Rest of Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Rest of Cebu and Bohol.

Metro Manila is now under Signal #2, as well as Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, Southern Quezon, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Cavite, Bataan, Lubang Islands, Northern Palawan, Puerto Princesa and Siquijor.

Signal #1 declared for Camarines Norte, Rest of Quezon, Polilio Islands, Bulacan, Pampanga and Zambales.

PREVIOUS UPDATE: Based on PAGASA's latest weather update for Typhoon Yolanda issued at 11PM Thursday, it now has a maximum sustained winds of 225 kph near the center (290 km East Southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar) and gustiness of up to 260 kph. Previously, as of 4PM, Yolanda had a maximum sustained winds of 215 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 250 kph.


Typhoon Yolanda satellite image as of Nov. 7, 10:30PM


From only 5 areas, more than 10 areas are now under public storm warning signal no. 4. These are:

Masbate
Northern Samar
Eastern Samar
Samar
Leyte
Southern Leyte
Biliran Province
extreme Northern Cebu including Bantayan Island
Capiz
Aklan
Northern Antique
Northern Iloilo

Northern Cebu and Cebu City are still under Signal No. 3. And now, the following areas are also now under Signal #3:

Ticao Island
Sorsogon
Romblon Calamian Group of Islands
Rest of Antique
Rest of Iloilo
Guimaras
Northern Negros Occidental
Northern Negros Oriental
Bohol
Camotes Island
Siargao Island
Dinagat Province

Signal #2 meanwhile has been declared for:

Mindoro Provinces
Marinduque
Albay
Extreme Northern Palawan
Burias Islands
Rest of Negros Occidental
Rest of Negros Oriental
Siquijor
Rest of Cebu
Camiguin
Surigao Del Norte
Surigao Del Sur
Agusan del Norte

Typhoon Yolanda indeed covers a wide area, that even Metro Manila (National Capital Region) and Bataan in Region 3 are now under Signal #1. Same is also in force for:

Camarines Norte
Camarines Sur
Catanduanes
Southern Quezon
Laguna
Rizal
Cavite
Batangas
Lubang Island
Rest of Northern Palawan including Puerto Princesa
Misamis Oriental
Agusan del Sur

Typhoon Yolanda is being regarded as a super typhoon. International news reports have considered Yolanda as the strongest typhoon in the world for 2013.

Be ready everyone. Preparedness is the key to keep safe. It's best to just stay at home and pray for the safety of your family and others as well.

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