MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Storm Egay (international name Linfa) intensifies as it heads toward northern Luzon.
As of 10 pm Friday, July 3, state weather bureau PAGASA spotted the storm 395 kilometers east of Baler, Aurora. The storm is packing sustained wins up to 85 km/h near the center with gustiness up to 100 km/h.
Based on PAGASA’s 11 pm bulletin, the following areas are under Storm Signal No. 2:
• Northern Aurora
The following provinces are under Storm Signal No. 1:
• The rest of Aurora
• Nueva Viscaya
• Mountain Province
• Ilocos Norte
• Cagayan (including Babuyan and Calayan)
“Fisher folk and small sea crafts are advised not to venture out over the eastern seaboard of Central Luzon, seaboards of Southern Luzon and Visayas and the northern seaboard of Mindanao,” state weather bureau PAGASA said.
Residents living in low-lying and mountainous areas in Bicol Region and Samar provinces should stay alert against possible flashfloods and landslides. Waves are expected to reach between heights between 4.1 and 14 meters.
The next bulletin on Egay will be issued at 5 am Saturday, July 4. – Rappler.com