Tropical Storm Egay crawls through Luzon, storm signal no 2 lifted
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MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Storm Egay (international name Linfa) continues to crawl northward through Northern Luzon on the evening of Monday, July 6, said the Philippine state weather bureau.
In its Monday evening bulletin, Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said it spotted Egay 200 kilometers northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte at 4 pm.
It has maintained its strength since Monday afternoon with winds of 75 kilometers/hour (km/h) and gusts of up to 90 km/h. It is moving at a speed of 9 km/h.
PAGASA has dropped Public Storm Warning Signal No 2 in all areas. But Storm Signal No 1 remains in 6 areas.
Areas under Public Storm Warning Signal No 1:
- Ilocos Norte
- Ilocos Sur
- Batanes, Calayan, and Babuyan group of islands
- Northwest of Cagayan
Residents in these areas can expect little or no damage to structures from 30-60 km/h winds expected in the next 24 hours. These winds, however, may damage crops in the flowering stage.
The warned provinces should also be prepared for flashfloods and landslides, especially in the low-lying and mountainous areas.
The next update on Tropical Storm Egay will be released by PAGASA at 11 pm. – Rappler.com