(CEBU CITY - Public Information Office) As of 11am weather bulletin of weather state agency PAG-ASA today July 16, 2014 Wednesday, the eye of Typhoon "Glenda" with International Name "Rammasun" was located based on all available data and Subic Radar Station at 35 km Southeast of Subic, Zambales or the vicinity of Bagac, Bataan (14.6°N, 120.4°E).
The typhoon has slightly weakened and is now over Bataan moving towards West Philippine Sea. It has a maximum sustained winds of 140 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 170 kph and forecast to move Northwest at 25 kph.
#GlendaPH is expected to cross Subic, Zambales this morning and exit the Luzon landmass by noon today. By tomorrow morning July 17, 2014 Thursday it will be at 450 km West of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte or outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).
Public storm warning signal is hoisted in the following areas:
A.) SIGNAL #3 with winds of 101-185 kph is expected in at least 18 hours:
Zambales, Tarlac, Pampanga, Bataan, Bulacan, Rizal, Cavite, LubangIsland, Pangasinan, and Metro Manila.
B.) SIGNAL #2 with winds of 61-100 Kph is expected in at least 24 hours:
LaUnion, Benguet, Nueva Vizcaya, Nueva Ecija, Southern Aurora, Quezon, Laguna, Batangas, and northern parts of Oriental Mindoro and Occidental Mindoro.
C.) SIGNAL #1 with winds of 30-60 Kph is expected in at least 36 hours:
Ilocos Sur, Mountain Province, Ifugao, Quirino, rest of Aurora, Camarines Norte, Marinduque, rest of Oriental Mindoro and Occidental Mindoro, and Calamian Group of Islands.
Public Storm Warning Signals elsewhere are now lowered. Residents in low-lying and mountainous areas under signal #3, #2, & #1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas under signal #3 and #2 are alerted against storm surges of up to 2 meters.
Estimated rainfall amount is from 15 - 25 mm per hour (heavy to intense) within the 500 km diameter of the typhoon. Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into seaboards of Visayas.
The public and the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (DRRMC) concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 5 PM today.
As of this update, Pag-asa has seen heavy rains over portions of Cebu City which may persist within 2 hours. With this, Cebu City Mayor Michael L Rama has declared an EARLY DISMISSAL OF CLASSES for Public Schools throught Cebu City only before 3PM today. Night High Schools will have no classes and PRIVATE Schools are encouraged to do the same. Keep posted for updates and stay safe. (By: Greggy Jiggs P. Senados/Cebu City PIO)