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Strong Typhoon Kabayan, Mujigae Batters Luzon, Philippines

Written By Real Kevin Jay on Friday, October 2, 2015 | 9:04 AM

Updates: Strong Typhoon Kabayan (IN: Mujigae) intensifies and hit Luzon which cuts several power in the area. The typhoon will bring heavy rainfall in Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon.

Kabayan made landfall over the Baler-San Luis area of Aurora at around 2 a.m. on Friday (October 2) and, as of this writing, continues to cross Central Luzon, according to the bulletin issued at 5 a.m. by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

The storm retained its speed of 20 kph as it moved west-northwest, packing maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near its center, with a gustiness of up to 80 kph.

As of 4 a.m., it was in the vicinity of San Jose City, Nueva Ecija, or 60 km west of Baler.

It will bring moderate to heavy rainfall within its 300 km diameter.

Meanwhile, PAGASA raised storm signals over several areas in Luzon:

Signal No. 2 (bringing 61 to 120 kph winds in at least 24 hours)

Aurora
Quirino
Nueva Vizcaya
Nueva Ecija
Benguet
La Union
Pangasinan
Tarlac


Signal No. 1 (bringing 30 to 60 kph winds in at least 36 hours)

Southern Isabela
Ifugao
Mountain Province
Ilocos Sur
Zambales
Pampanga
Bataan
Bulacan
Rizal
Northern Quezon including Polillo Island
Metro Manila

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