#SantiPH: 14 areas under Signal No. 3

(2nd UPDATE) PAGASA raises Signal No. 3 over more areas, and places Metro Manila under Signal No. 2

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MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) – The state weather bureau on Friday afternoon, October 11, placed 14 areas under Storm Warning Signal No. 3 as it expects typhoon Santi to make landfall in less than 9 hours.

It raised storm warning signals over 21 other areas, including Metro Manila, which is under Signal No. 2. 

In its 5 pm update, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) placed the following areas under Signal No. 3:  

  • Aurora

  • Isabela

  • Quirino

  • Nueva Vizcaya

  • Ifugao

  • Benguet

  • La Union

  • Ilocos Sur

  • Pangasinan

  • Mt Province

  • Tarlac

  • Nueva Ecija

  • Northern Quezon including Polilio Island

  • Northern Zambales

PAGASA placed the following areas under Signal No. 2:

  • Metro Manila

  • Ilocos Norte

  • Cagayan

  • Apayao

  • Kalinga

  • Abra

  • Rest of Zambales

  • Pampanga

  • Bataan

  • Bulacan

  • Rizal

It placed the following under Signal No. 1:

  • Calayan and Babuyan Group of Islands

  • Cavite

  • Batangas

  • Laguna

  • Northern Mindoro

  • Lubang Islands

  • Rest of Quezon

  • Marinduque

  • Camarines Provinces

  • Catanduanes

Santi packs maximum winds of 150 km/h and gustiness of up to 185 km/h. It moves in a westward direction at 15 km/h.

The typhoon will make landfall over the Aurora-Isabela area any time from 12 mn to 2 am on Saturday, October 12, PAGASA said.

It is expected to leave the Philippine area of responsibility on Sunday, October 13. Once Santi leaves, storm Tino is seen entering the country. – Rappler.com

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