Tropical Storm “Ramon” (International Name: Banyan)

12 Oct

Visayas and Mindanao on tuesday braced for Tropical Storm “Ramon” (Int’l Name:Banyan), which was classified only as a Tropical depression on monday (October 10, 2011), Ramon strengthened into a tropical storm on tuesday with a maximum sustained winds of 65 Kilometers per hour near the center and with a gustiness of 80 Kilometers per hour as it moves closer to land with a speed of 17 Kilometers per hour.

Source Picture:Weather Underground

As of 4AM of October 12, 2011 (Philippine Standard Time), Tropical Storm “Ramon” was spotted at 80 Km East Northeast of Surigao City and is expected to landfall this morning.

Signal No. 2 were up over Western and Eastern Samar, Leyte Provinces, Biliran, Camotes Island, Northern Cebu, Bohol, Suigao’s Del Norte and Del Sur, Siargao Island, Dinagat Island, Camiguin Island and Agusan Del Norte.

Signal No. 1 were up over Northern Samar, Panay Island, Guimaras, Negros Provinces, rest of Cebu, Siquijor Island, Misamis Oriental, Agusan Del Sur, Marinduque, Mindoro Provinces, Romblon, Camarines Sur, Southern Quezon, Catanduanes, Albay, Burias Island, Sorsogon, Masbate and Ticao Island.

Based on tracking model Ramon would exit via Mindoro and graze southern Luzon, including Metro Manila, on Thursday (October 13, 2011). Ramon was expected to be 40 km northeast of Roxas City by Thursday morning and at 160 km west northwest of Calapan, Oriental Mindoro by Friday morning. By Saturday morning, it will be at 410 km west northwest of Subic, Zambales.

Southern Leyte is on alert in anticipation of Ramon since 1994 when it was hit by Supertyphoon “Bising” which left 1 dead and millions of pesos worth of crops and infrastructures destroyed.

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