'Pepeng' remains almost stationary in N. Luzon

October 7, 2009 11:23 pm 

MANILA, Oct. 8 — Now tropical depression "Pepeng" has remained almost stationary with 13 areas in Northern Luzon still under storm signal number 1, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.

Pagasa said as of 4 a.m. Thursday, Pepeng is at 80 kilometers East Northeast of Tuguegarao City with maximum winds of 55 kph near the center. It is moving west slowly.

The howler, according to the weather bureau, will be at 50 kms South Southeast of Aparri by Friday morning and 70 kms East Southeast of Laoag City by Saturday morning.

Pagasa said the areas still with storm warning signal number 1 are Batanes Group of Islands, Cagayan, Babuyan Island, Calayan Island, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Apayao, Abra, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Isabela, Ifugao, Nueva Vizcaya, Northern Aurora and Benguet.

These areas will have 30 to 60 kph winds.

Pagasa said residents in low-lying areas and near mountain slopes under signal number 1 are advised to take all the necessary precautionary measures against flashfloods and landslides.

Meanwhile, Pagasa is closely monitoring the low pressure area (LPA) which was estimated at 1,900 kms East of Southern Luzon.

Pagasa also said strong to gale force winds is expected to affect the seaboards of Central and Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. (PNA) LDV/FFC


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