Saturday, November 9, 2013

Typhoon Yolanda PAGASA Weather Update November 9: Almost 140 Dead

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Typhoon Yolanda PAGASA Weather Update November 9: Almost 140 Dead

Here is the latest PAGASA weather advisory on Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) issued at: 6:00am, November 9, 2013. 

Typhoon Yolanda has weakened while traversing the West Philippine Sea. 

Location of Center: (as of 6:00 p.m.) 
405 km west of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro 
12.4°N, 117.3°E  

Maximum sustained winds of 175 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 210 kph

Forecast to move West Northwest at 35 kph

Forecast Positions/Outlook: 
Saturday afternoon at 760 km West Northwest of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro or outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).

Storm Warning Signal:

Signal No. 2 (winds of >60 to 100 kph may be expected in at least 24 hours)
Extreme Northern Palawan
Calamian Group of Islands

Signal No. 1 (30-60 kph winds may be expected in at least 36 hours)
Occidental Mindoro
Lubang Island
Oriental Mindoro
Northern Palawan including Puerto Princesa City
Cuyo Island
Northern Aklan
Boracay Island
Northern Antique

Reuters reports that at least 140 people may have died in Tacloban according to a senior government official.

Bodies were lying in the streets, according to an initial report from an aviation officer in the central city of Tacloban, said Captain John Andrews, deputy director general of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines.

Yolanda, possibly the strongest storm ever to hit land, was barrelling out of the Philippines after having flattened houses, triggered landslides and floods and knocked out power and communications across a number of islands.

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