Typhoon ‘Ambo’ Brings Winds, Heavy Rainfall over Bondoc Peninsula

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By EDD K. USMAN

(SDN) — Typhoon “Ambo” has made six landfalls as of 7:45 a.m., May 15.

The “touchdowns” are in:

  • 1.) San Policarpo, Eastern Samar, 12:15 p.m., May 14;
  • 2.) Dalupiri Island, Northern Samar, 10:15 p.m.,
  • 3.) Capul Island, Northern Samar, 10:30 p.m.;
  • 4.) Ticao Island, Masbate, 12 a.m., May 15;
  • 5.) Burias Island, Masbate, 3 a.m.; and,
  • 6.) San Andres, Quezon, 7:45 a.m.

Severe Weather Bulletin #21 of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PAGASA) issued at 11 a.m. said the eyewall region of the typhoon “is bringing destructive and heavy to intense rainfall over the northern portion of Bondoc Peninsula in Southern Quezon.”

The government weather bureau’s heavy rainfall outlook for May 15 shows moderate to heavy with at times intense rains over the Bicol Region, Quezon, Aurora, Marinduque, Laguna, Rizal, Metro Manila, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Nueva Viscaya, and Quirino.

Its outlook for May 16 (Saturday) shows similar effect of “Ambo” in Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Aurora, and Nueva Ecija.

Accordingly, because of the hazards that “Ambo” brings to the above areas, PAGASA urged residents to take appropriate measures as well as coordinate with local disaster risk reduction and management (LDRRM) offices.

The affected residents should also continue to monitor for updates from the weather bureau, particularly the rainfall or thunderstorm advisories in their localities as well as PAGASA Regional Services Divisions (PRSD) warnings on heavy rainfall.

It also warned of possible flooding and rain-induced landslides in highly to very highly susceptible areas during heavy or prolonged rainfall.

PAGASA further warned of risky sea-borne travels because of the potential conditions of coastal waters.

“Sea travel is risky for all types of seacrafts over the seaboards of areas under TCWS (Tropical Cyclone Warning System),” the weather bureau said.

PAGASA storm analysts tracked the eye of “Ambo” at 10 a.m. Friday in the vicinity of Catanauan, Quezon, using all available data. The typhoon is moving northeast with speed of 20 km per hour.

The typhoon’s strength was determined to have maximum sustained winds of 125 km per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 165 km per hour.

PAGASA predicted its position in 24 hours (Saturday) to be in the vicinity of Sigay, Ilocos Sur; 48 hours (Sunday morning) 75 km northwest of Calayan, Cagayan; in 72 hours (Monday morning) at 375 km northest of Basco, Batanes; and in 96 hours (Tuesday morning), to be outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) at 1,595 km northeast of Basco, Batanes.

Related: Typhoon ‘Ambo’ Makes Landfall in Eastern Samar

From PAGASA’s website, here are the areas under TCWS:

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal no. 
AFFECTED AREAS
  • Luzon
    • Quezon including Polillo Island, Rizal, Laguna, the southern portion of Aurora (Dipaculao, Maria Aurora, Baler, San Luis, Dingalan), the southern portion of Nueva Ecija (Licab, Quezon, Santo Domingo, Talavera, Llanera, Rizal,Bongabon, General Mamerto Natividad, Aliaga, Zaragoza, San Antonio, Jaen, Santa Rosa, Cabanatuan, Palayan, Laur, Gabaldon, Peñaranda, San Leonardo, Cabiao, San Isidro, Gapan, General Tinio), the eastern portion of Bulacan (San Miguel, San Ildefonso, Dona Remedios Trinidad, San Rafael, Angat, Norzagaray, San Jose Del Monte), the western portion of Camarines Norte (Santa Elena, Capalonga, Jose Panganiban, Paracale, Labo), the extreme western portion of Camarines Sur (Del Gallego, Ragay, Lupi, Sipocot, Libmanan, Cabusao, Pasacao, Pamplona), and Marinduque
  • Visayas
  • Mindanao
Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal no. 
AFFECTED AREAS
  • Luzon
    • Metro Manila, Cavite, Batangas, Pampanga, Tarlac, La Union, Benguet, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, the rest of Aurora, the rest of Camarines Norte, the rest of Nueva Ecija, the rest of Bulacan, Burias Island, the eastern portion of Pangasinan (San Nicolas, Natividad, San Quintin, Umingan, Balungao, Sta. Maria, Tayug, Asingan, San Manuel, Binalonan, Laoac, Urdaneta, Villasis, Rosales, Sto. Tomas, Alcala, Bautista, Bayambang, Urbiztondo, Basista, Malasiqui, Sta. Barbara, Manaoag, Mapandan, San Jacinto, San Fabian, Pozorrubio, Sison, Mangaldan, Dagupan, Calasiao, Binmaley, Lingayen, Bugallon, Aguilar, San Carlos, Mangatarem), and the western portion of Camarines Sur (Siruma, Tinambac, Calabanga, Bombon, Naga, Magarao, Canaman, Camaligan, Gainza, Milaor, San Fernando, Minalabac, Pili)
  • Visayas
  • Mindanao
Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal no. 
AFFECTED AREAS
  • Luzon
    • Cagayan including Babuyan Islands, Isabela, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, the rest of Pangasinan, Apayao, Kalinga, Abra, Mountain Province, Ifugao, Zambales, Bataan, Oriental Mindoro, Romblon, Catanduanes, Albay, Sorsogon, the rest of Camarines Sur, the northern portion of mainland Masbate (Aroroy, Mandaon, Balud, Milagros, Baleno, Masbate City, Mobo), and Ticao Island.
  • Visayas
  • Mindanao

Source: DOST-PAGASA.

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