Tropical Storm Ramon Update (October 12, 2011)

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Bagyong “Ramon” has maintained its strength and course and is expected to make landfall over Southern Leyte this morning, the Philippine Atmospheric and Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) announced on Wednesday, October 12, 2011.

TS Ramon
As of 5:00 a.m. today, the state weather bureau said TS “Ramon” was spotted at 80 kilometers (km) East Northeast of Surigao City with maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph. It is moving Northwest at 17 kph.

Areas Having Public Storm Warning Signal

Signal No. 2 (60-100 kph winds):
  • Western Samar
  • Eastern Samar
  • Leyte Provinces
  • Biliran
  • Camotes Island
  • Northern Cebu
  • Bohol
  • Surigao del Norte
  • Siargao Island
  • Surigao del Sur
  • Dinagat Island
  • Camiguin Island
  • Agusan Del Norte
Signal No. 1 (45-60 kph winds):
  • Marinduque
  • Mindoro Provinces
  • Romblon
  • Camarines Sur
  • Southern Quezon
  • Catanduanes
  • Albay
  • Burias Island
  • Sorsogon
  • Masbate
  • Ticao Island
  • Northern Samar
  • Panay Island
  • Guimaras
  • Negros Provinces
  • Rest of Cebu
  • Siquijor Island
  • Misamis Oriental
  • Agusan del Sur
Residents in low lying and mountainous areas under Public Storm Warning Signal are alerted against possible flashfloods, landslides and storm surges, PAGASA said, adding that those living in coastal areas are also alerted against big waves or storm surges generated by this tropical cyclone.

Estimated rainfall amount is from 10 - 30 millimeters per hour (moderate to heavy) within the 400 km diameter of the Tropical Storm, the bureau added.