Tropical Storm WASHI / Sendong now heading towards Palawan
Tropical Storm WASHI / Sendong left Mindanao after leaving hundreds of dead in the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan. It is approaching at this moment the coast of Palawan.
The big problem is not the wind but the big amounts of water the storm is carrying. Get off from the rivers and the downhill settlements!
PAGASA maintains storm signals for Negros, Coron and Palawan.
Here in Camiguin we had a friendly and sunny Saturday. No major damages were reported and electricity is back again.
Storm Signal 1 (45-60 km/h winds):
– Coron Group of Island
– Southern Negros
CURRENT STORM INFORMATION: WASHI / Sendong
|Time/Date:||18:00 Saturday December 16, 2011|
|Location of Center:||9.2º N Latitude, 121.1º E Longitude|
|Distance:||220 km West of Dumaguete City|
|MaxWinds:||75 km/h (40 kts) near the center|
|Peak Wind Gusts:||95 km/h (50 kts)|
|Present Movement:||West at 24 km/h (13 kts)|
|24hr Rainfall:||150 mm|
|Minimum Central Pressure:||993 millibars (hPa)|
|Size:||400 km (210 nm)|
|Max Wave Height:||5.4 m (17 ft)|
Next storm update tomorrow morning around 8:00 AM (08:00) UTC+8