Published: Friday 14 September, 2018

Signal #4 Now Over Cagayan, Isabela as Typhoon Ompong Moves Closer & Faster

Typhoon Ompong update

Typhoon Ompong moving closer and closer. (NASA NOAA)

Earlier Typhoon Ompong signals are now happening. Signal #4 is raised over Cagayan and parts of Isabela,and Signal #5 is highly possible in the next several hours as Typhoon Ompong nears landfall.

According to the latest update from PAGASA, Signal #4 is now up over Cagayan and northern Isabela, which will experience winds of 171 kph to 220 kph in the next 12 hours. Typhoon Ompong is still out at sea but the cyclone has accelerated.

At 4:00 PM Friday, the eye of Typhoon #OmpongPH was located at 340 km East Northeast of Casiguran, Aurora. It still maintains its strength of 205 kph winds and gusts of 255 kph near the center. Ompong is now moving at northwest at 30 kph. 

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Predictions earlier this week said typhoon signals of #4 or #5 are possible when the cyclone hits land.

Typhoon Ompong Signals:

SIGNAL #4: Cagayan and northern Isabela

SIGNAL#3: Babuyan Group of Is., southern Isabela, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Apayao, Abra, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Benguet, Ifugao, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Northern Aurora

SIGNAL #2: Batanes, La Union, Pangasinan, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, southern Aurora, northern Zambales

SIGNAL #1: Southern Zambales, Pampanga, Bulacan, Bataan, Rizal, Metro Manila, Cavite, Batangas, Laguna, Quezon incl. Polillo Is., Northern Occidental Mindoro incl. Lubang Is., Northern Oriental Mindoro, Masbate, Marinduque, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Albay, Sorsogon,Burias and Ticao Islands, Northern Samar

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The storm surge warning remains in place: “The Storm Surge prone areas of Cagayan and Isabela (early morning tomorrow) and the Ilocos Provinces may expect up to 6 meters (above mean sea level) of surge.”

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