MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon Glenda (International name Rammasun) as of Wednesday 9:00AM barrels over Bataan-Zambales area at 26kph moving northwest, PAGASA said. Over 583 families are being evacuated in Bataan according to Governor Albert Garcia.
Typhoon Glenda has made landfall 5-6 times since it hit Rapu-Rapu, Albay.
Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno says no casualties reported in the city so far. Parts of Metro Manila and nearby areas are now experiencing electricity blackout. Howevever, the storm’s strong winds continue to buffet Metro Manila, with many areas of the metropolis left without power There have also been reports of large trees being uprooted due to strong winds.
Meanwhile, Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan reminds residents in landslide-prone areas to observe their environmentt and evacuate if needed to .
Glenda is now packing maximum sustained winds of 150 kilometers per hour near the center and gusts of up to 185 kph, PAGASA said.
Signal Number 3
northern part of Mindoro
Signal number 2
Rest of Oriental and Occidental Mindoro
SIGNAL No. 1
rest of Aurora
PAGASA warned residents in low-lying and mountainous areas under storm signals to be on alert against possible floods and landslides.
“Likewise, those living in coastal areas under signal #3 and #2 are alerted against storm surges of up to 3 meters,” it said.
The typhoon has an estimated rainfall rate of around 7.5 to 30 millimeters per hour (moderate to intense) within its 500-kilometer diameter.
“Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the Eastern seaboards of Luzon and Visayas,” PAGASA said.