Tropical storm ‘Nona’ threatens Marinduque, Romblon

Situation in Buenavista, Marinduque | Photo by Jay-ar Villavicencio‎

QUEZON CITY – Authorities are calling on kababayans in Marinduque and Romblon as both provinces are on the forecasted track of Tropical Storm Nona.

Based on Severe Weather Bulletin No. 5, Pagasa DOST may raise Public Storm Warning Signal No. 1 (PSWS No. 1) over Marinduque at Romblon tonight.

Right now, the provinces under PSWS No. 1 are Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, Masbate including the islands of Burias and Ticao, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Samar, Biliran, Leyte and Southern Leyte,Dinagat province.

Pagasa-DOST said TS Nona packs a maximum sustained winds up to 110 km/hr near the center and gustiness up to 140 km/hr.

TS Nona is moving in a west-north-west direction at the speed of 19 km/hr.

Estimated rainfall ranges from moderate to heavy within Nona’s 300 km. diameter.

Monday morning, the forecast position of TS Nona will be at 140 km East of Catarman, Northern Samar and by Tuesday (morning), TS Nona’s location is estimated at 65 km North of Romblon, Romblon or at 150 km East Southeast of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro; Wednesday (morning), 140 km West Northwest of Calapan City; Thursday (morning), 340 km West Southwest of Calapan City; and on Friday (morning) at 405 km West of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.

Kababayans are advised to follow instructions from local authorities (primarily disaster risk reduction and management offices) to avoid problems arising from the passage of TS Nona.

Source and courtesy: Lyndon Plantilla (LP/LBR/PIA4B), Philippine Information Agency

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