Mekkhala - updates

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Storm Amang claims 2 lives

Jan 19, 2015 - 11:53 AM

One of the casualties is the Yolanda aid worker who died after scaffolding used for Pope Francis Mass in Tacloban collapsed due to Amang s winds

DEADLY STORM. The same storm that fell over the Pope's visit to Leyte claimed at least two lives

Amang weakens into LPA

Jan 19, 2015 - 6:52 AM

All public storm warning signals are now lifted

MTSAT ENHANCED IR satellite image, 4:01 am, January 19. Image courtesy of PAGASA

Amang weakens into tropical depression

Jan 18, 2015 - 11:56 PM

9 provinces remain under public storm warning signal no 1

'Amang' weakens as it heads to N. Luzon

Jan 18, 2015 - 5:32 PM

Tropical Storm Amang packs weaker winds as it makes its way to Tuguegarao in Northern Luzon

PAGASA's January 18, 5 pm forecasted track for Tropical Storm Amang

Amang maintains strength, moving toward Sorsogon

Jan 18, 2015 - 6:16 AM

Public storm warning signal number 2 is raised over 13 areas while signal number 1 is raised over 16 areas including Metro Manila

MTSAT ENHANCED IR satellite image, 4:32 am, January 18. Image courtesy of PAGASA

Amang slightly weakens, moves toward Bicol region

Jan 18, 2015 - 12:16 AM

Metro Manila remains under signal number 1 while 12 provinces are under signal number 2 as of PAGASA s latest bulletin

'Amang' threatens Pope's Luneta Mass

Jan 17, 2015 - 7:26 PM

PAGASA raises storm signal number 1 over Metro Manila the evening before Pope Francis Mass at the Quirino Grandstand Six million people are expected to flock to the area to hear him

STORMY VISIT. Despite a storm during his visit to Tacloban City, nothing could cloud Pope Francis' smile to the thousands gathered to see him

#AmangPH: Heavy rains in E. Samar, just after Yolanda, Ruby

Jan 17, 2015 - 5:56 PM

Heavy wind and rain force residents of Basey Eastern Samar to evacuate or take shelter as Tropical Storm Amang makes landfall

Amang hits Samar; Metro Manila now under storm signal

Jan 17, 2015 - 5:46 PM

Large areas of Luzon and Visayas now under storm signals; PAGASA forecasts storm to move just east of Luzon


Outages in Visayas as #AmangPH knocks power lines

Jan 17, 2015 - 11:34 AM

5th UPDATE 9 transmission lines in are back online according to NGCP

'Amang' leaves over 13,000 stranded at seaports

Jan 17, 2015 - 10:22 AM

5th UPDATE More than 13 000 passengers are stranded at seaports due to Tropical Storm Amang says the Philippine Coast Guard

Amang maintains strength, moves closer to E. Samar

Jan 17, 2015 - 8:03 AM

2nd UPDATE PAGASA says the tropical storm may hit Borongan City Eastern Samar Saturday afternoon or early evening Other weather stations have upgraded the status of Amang to a typhoon

Image courtesy of PAGASA

#AmangPH intensifies, Samar island under Signal No 2

Jan 17, 2015 - 12:31 AM

More areas are also under storm signal number one Weather agencies predict a Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning landfall in Eastern Samar

Other weather stations say E. Samar landfall for #AmangPH

Jan 16, 2015 - 5:23 PM

UPDATED One weather station says the tropical storm is likely to make landfall along the northern shores of Eastern Samar on Saturday January 17 between 4 pm to 7 pm

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Jan 16, 2015 - 11:27 AM

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Amang may hit N. Samar Saturday; Signal No. 1 in 11 areas

Jan 16, 2015 - 6:43 AM

UPDATED State weather bureau PAGASA says the tropical storm has slowed down

MTSAT ENHANCED IR satellite image, 1:32 pm, January 16. Image courtesy of PAGASA

PAGASA may raise storm signals over 3 areas due to Amang

Jan 15, 2015 - 7:06 PM

UPDATED The state weather bureau also issues a special weather outlook for Metro Manila and Tacloban in light of the papal visit

MTSAT ENHANCED IR satellite image, 4:32 pm, January 15. Image courtesy of PAGASA

#AmangPH not likely to make landfall in PAR –PAGASA

Jan 15, 2015 - 1:08 PM

UPDATED But those attending Pope Francis public events should prepare for rains and winds due to the tropical storm

FORECAST. This is the forecasted track of Tropical Storm Amang as of 11 am on January 15. Image from PAGASA

'Daily typhoons' to welcome Pope in Philippines

Jan 15, 2015 - 8:20 AM

Still Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle stresses: There is always a Resurrection And I hope the Holy Father will see that among those who have suffered and continue to suffer

ALL SET. A policeman stands guard as the Popemobile passes outside the Manila Cathedral during a dry run of the papal motorcade  on January 13, 2015. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

Tropical Storm Amang enters PAR

Jan 15, 2015 - 7:03 AM

The storm is at 950 km east of Guiuan Eastern Samar Heavy to intense rainfall is expected within its 300 km diameter

MTSAT ENHANCED IR satellite image, 4:01 am, January 15. Image courtesy of PAGASA

2015's first storm? Mekkhala just outside PH

Jan 14, 2015 - 6:31 PM

PAGASA says the tropical storm could enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Thursday morning January 15 the same day Pope Francis is arriving in the Philippines

MTSAT ENHANCED IR satellite image, 5:01 pm, January 14. Image courtesy of PAGASA