PAG-ASA Update, Super Typhoon "Lawin" (Haima) May Cause Catastrophe

Typhoon Lawin, with international name of Haima, is now a super typhoon, it’s deemed to intensify as it goes nearer to land area.

According to PAG-ASA the super typhoon is expected to cause chaos especially in areas highly affected by the storm. As of 5pm today, PAGASA announced that Lawin is now at 275 kilometers east southeast of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, moving west northwest at 25 kilometers per hour (km/h).

The super typhoon is still characterized with maximum winds of up to 225 km/h and gustiness of up to 315 km/h.

The said super storm is expected to make landfall in Cagayan-Isabela area by 11 o’clock tonight, the said area is now tagged to be at Signal # 5 the highest and most dangerous alert level for typhoons. In an interview with, Aldczar Aurelio, PAGASA forecaster, he mentioned that the damage Typhoon Lawin may cause can be similar to what Typhoon Yolanda.

Typhoon Lawin

Below is the complete updated list of areas under warning signals.

Signal number 5:

• Cagayan
• Isabela
• Kalinga
• Apayao

Signal number 4:

• Ilocos Norte
• Ilocos Sur
• Abra
• Mt ProvinceI
• Ifugao
• Calayan Group of Islands

Signal number 3:

• La Union
• Benguet
• Nueva Vizcaya
• Quirino
• northern Aurora

Signal number 2:

• Batanes
• Pangasinan
• rest of Aurora
• Tarlac
• Nueva Ecija
• northern Zambales
• northern Quezon including Polillo Island

Signal number 1:

• rest of Zambales
• Bulacan
• Bataan
• Pampanga
• Rizal
• rest of Quezon
• Cavite
• Laguna
• Batangas
• Metro Manila
• Camarines Norte
• Camarines Sur
• Catanduanes
• Albay

Class Suspensions has been announced for the safety of the citizens, below are the list of areas where classes are suspended #WalangPasok, October 20:

Isabela – all levels, public and private
Apayao – all levels, public and private
Mt. Province – all levels, public and private
Nueva Ecija – all levels, public and private
Batangas – all levels, public and private
San Fernando, La Union – all levels, public and private
Abra – all levels, public and private
Baguio – all levels, public and private
Benguet – all levels, public and private
Cagayan – all levels, public and private
Ilocos Norte – all levels, public and private
Manila – Elementary and Highschool

Be safe everyone!
 

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