Typhoon Santi makes landfall in Aurora


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(UPDATED) PAGASA's 11 pm update puts 34 areas under storm warning signals. By Sunday evening, Santi will be out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility.

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MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Typhoon Santi (international codename Nari) hit land at 11 pm, Friday, October 11, in Dingalan, Aurora.

In the state weather bureau PAGASA’s 11 pm bulletin, typhoon Santi was located (as of 10 pm) 35 km south southeast of Baler, Aurora (15.4°N, 121.6°E), packing maximum sustained winds of 150 km/h near the center, and gustiness of up to 185 km/h.

It is forecast to move west at 17 km/h.

Storm warning signals have been hoisted over 34 areas. Signal No. 2 remains raised in Metro Manila.

Storm warning signal number 3 (winds of 101-185 km/h in the next 18 hours):

  • Aurora
  • Quirino
  • Nueva Vizcaya
  • Tarlac
  • Nueva Ecija
  • Pampanga
  • Bulacan
  • Zambales
  • Pangasinan

Storm warning signal number 2 (winds of 61-100 km/h in the next 24 hours):

  • Isabela
  • Mt Province
  • Ilocos Sur
  • La Union
  • Benguet
  • Ifugao
  • Bataan
  • Metro Manila
  • Rizal
  • Northern Quezon
  • Polillo Group of Islands
  • Cavite
  • Laguna

Storm warning signal number 1 (winds of 30-60 km/h within the next 36 hours):

  • Cagayan
  • Apayao
  • Ilocos Norte
  • Abra
  • Kalinga
  • Camarines Norte
  • Camarines Sur
  • Rest of Quezon
  • Marinduque
  • Lubang Island
  • Northern Mindoro
  • Batangas

The storm is estimated to bring heavy to intense rainfall (7.5-30.0 mm/h) within its 500-km diameter.

Residents in areas with storm warning signals should be on alert for possible flash floods and landslides, the bureau said. People living in coastal areas under signal numbers 3 and 2 are advised to be on alert against storm surges.

In addition, the bureau said, it is risky to travel at sea in the entire seaboards of Luzon and the Visayas.

By Sunday evening, Santi will be out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility, at 390 km. west of Dagupan City, Pangasinan.

PAGASA will issue its next bulletin at 5 am Saturday, October 12. – Rappler.com

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