'Dindo' threatens extreme N. Luzon
QUEZON CITY, June 28 (PIA) -- Tropical Storm "Dindo" has maintained its strength as it threatens extreme Northern Luzon.
In a phone interview, Willy Tuazon of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Dino will be out of Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by tomorrow morning, and by tomorrow afternoon will be 300 km west-northwest of Basco, Batanes.
Public storm warning signal no. 2 remains hoisted over Cagayan, Calayan Group of Islands, Babuyan Group of Islands, Isabela, Batanes Group of Islands, Apayao, Kalinga, Ilocos Norte, Abra and Mt. Province.
In its 11 a.m. bulletin, Pagasa said that Dindo was spotted 150 km East Northeast of Aparri, Cagayan.
Under storm signal no. 1 are Pangasinan, La Union, Ilocos Sur, Aurora, Ifugao, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Benguet and Nueva Ecija.
Meanwhile, a flashflood in Malaybalay, Bukidnon was reported on its 5:00 p.m. bulletin. Families numbering 295 were evacuated.
Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the Seaboards of Central and Southern Luzon and Western Visayas due to the combined effect of the Tropical Storm and the Southwest Monsoon.
The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions
Dindo is expected to enhance the Southwest Monsoon that will bring rains over Southern Luzon and Visayas, especially the western section, which may trigger landslides and flashfloods and possible occurrence of storm surge over the coastal areas under storm signal no. 2.
Pagasa said the next weather bulletin will be released at 5 p.m. today. (NFK/PIA-Central)
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