September 12, 2017

#MaringPH: Storm track, suspensions, flight cancellations

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    Tropical Depression Maring and Typhoon Lannie are both in the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), causing moderate to heavy rains in Metro Manila and other provinces.

    As of the latest advisory by the DOST-PAGASA at 8:00 am, Tropical Depression #MaringPH “has accelerated and is about to make a landfall in the vicinity of Mauban in Quezon Province. Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal # 1 was given to Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Pampanga, Bulacan, and other nearby provinces.

    Storm Track


    According to DOST-PAGASA’s Facebook post, moderate to heavy rains will be experienced over Bicol Region, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, Metro Manila, Central Luzon, and Pangasinan due to TD Maring. Residents are advised to be alert in case of possible flashfloods and landslides.

    As of PAGASA’s press briefing, Typhoon Lannie is in PAR but it is moving towards Taiwan area. TD Maring is expected to exit Luzon in the early morning of September 13 headed to PAR boundary, west of Zambales. It is expected to exit PAR on Thursday.

    Work and class suspensions


    In a statement released by Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella and upon the recommendation by the NDRRMC, work in government offices in Metro Manila, Region 3, and CALABARZON is suspended on September 12.

    Also, local government units have already announced class suspensions in all levels (public and private) in Metro Manila, Bataan and Tarlac in Region 3, Bulacan, Pampanga, Zambales, CALABARZON, and Naga in Region 5.

    Also read: Expats Guide: Typhoon Signals in the Philippines

    Flights and trips canceled

    The Manila International Airport Authority has also announced canceled flights (as of 10 am) due to bad weather on their Facebook page:

    Pal Express flight: Manila-Legazpi-Manila
    Skyjet flight: Manila-Siargao-Manila
    Skyjet flight: Manila-Basco-Manila
    CebGo flight: Manila-San Jose Mindoro-Manila
    CebGo flight: Manila-Busuanga-Manila

    Number coding lifted

    Screen grab from MMDA

    The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority advised the public that it has lifted its number coding scheme today, September 12, 2017, due to inclement weather, as per their official Twitter account.

    Also read: Tips on How to Survive the Typhoon Season

    Important hashtags to use

    In case of emergency and other important alerts, use the proper hashtags to inform about the latest updates due to TD Maring and TY Lannie. For rescuing, use #RescuePH and indicate the name, location, and contact number. For traffic information, use #TrafficPH and for flood reports, use #FloodPH.

    Source: DOST-PAGASA Facebook page, GMA Network, PhilStar, NAIA-MIAA Facebook pageMMDA Official Twitter account

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