Tropical Cyclone: WARNING
ISSUED AT:5:00 PM, 28 July 2017
"GORIO" HAS INTENSIFIED INTO TYPHOON WHILE MAINTAINING ITS SPEED AND DIRECTION.
|Location of eye/center:||At 4:00 PM today, the eye of Typhoon "GORIO" was located based on all available data at 300 km East of Basco, Batanes (20.6 °N, 124.8 °E)|
|Strength:||Maximum sustained winds of 120 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 145 kph|
|Forecast Movement:||Forecast to move Northwest at 15 kph|
(61-120kph expected in 24 hrs)
|Batanes group of Islands||->Light to Moderate damage to high risk structures;
->Very light to light damage to medium-risk structures;
->No damage to very light damage to low risk structures
->Unshielded, old dilapidated schoolhouses, makeshift shanties, and other structures of light materials are partially damaged or unroofed.
->A number of nipa and cogon houses may be partially or totally unroofed.
->Some old galvanized iron (G.I.) roofs may be peeled or blown off.
->Some wooden, old electric posts are tilted or downed.
->Some damage to poorly constructed signs/billboards
->In general, the winds may bring light to moderate damage to the exposed communities. Most banana plants, a few mango trees, ipil-ipil and similar types of trees are downed or broken
->Some coconut trees may be tilted with few others broken
->Rice and corn may be adversely affected
->Considerable damage to shrubbery and trees with some heavy-foliaged trees blown down.
|Wave Height: (Open Sea) 4.1-14.0 meters Storm surge possible at coastal areas|
(30-60kph expected in 36 hrs)
|Babuyan group of Islands||->Very light or no damage to high risk structures,
->Light damage to medium to low risk structures
->Slight damage to some houses of very light materials or makeshift structures in exposed communities. Some banana plants are tilted, a few downed and leaves are generally damaged
->Twigs of small trees may be broken.
->Rice crops, however, may suffer significant damage when it is in its flowering stage.
|Wave Height: (Open Sea) 1.25-4.0 meters|
The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next weather bulletin to be issued at 11 PM today.
Severe Weather Bulletin in PDF file