PAGASA: ‘Paeng’ makes landfall in Camarines Sur

Severe tropical storm Paeng (international name: Nalgae) made landfall in Camarines Sur after crossing the southern tip of Catanduanes, said the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Saturday, Oct. 29.

PAGASA’s latest bulletin issued at 5 a.m. revealed that Paeng was last spotted in the vicinity of Siruma, Camarines Sur. It has maximum sustained winds of 95 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 160 kph.

The weather disturbance made its first landfall in Virac, Catanduanes at 1:10 a.m. Its second landfall was recorded in Caramoan, Camarines Sur at 1:40 a.m.

(MB Visual Core Group)

Paeng, according to PAGASA, is still traversing the country’s landmass. This indicates that the weather disturbance will still bring heavy rains and storm-force winds in most parts of Luzon particularly Bicol Region, Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Iloilo, Guimaras, Quezon including Polillo Islands, Marinduque, Romblon, Mindoro Provinces, and the northern portion of Palawan including Calamian and Cuyo Islands.

After traversing the Bicol Peninsula until Saturday noon, Paeng will cross the CALABARZON-Metro Manila-Southern Luzon area.

“, heavy to intense with at times torrential rains over Metro Manila, CALABARZON, Marinduque, Romblon, Mindoro Provinces, and the northern portion of Palawan including Calamian and Cuyo Islands ,” said PAGASA.

“Under these conditions, widespread flooding and rain-induced landslides are expected, especially in areas that are highly or very highly susceptible to these hazards,” it added.

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signals

As Paeng threatens Luzon with heavy and torrential rains, several areas were placed under Tropial Cyclone Wind Signal No. 3. These areas include the following: Camarines Norte, the northern portion of Camarines Sur, the northern and eastern portions of Quezon including Pollilo Islands.

Wind Signal No. 2 was raised over Albay, Sorsogon, the northern and western portions of Masbate including Ticao and Burias Islands, the rest of Camarines Sur, Marinduque, the rest of Quezon, Laguna, Batangas, Cavite, Metro Manila, Rizal, Bulacan, the southern portion of Aurora, the central and southern portions of Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Pampanga, Bataan, Zambales, the southern portion of Pangasinan, the northern and central portions of Oriental Mindoro, the northern and central portions of Occidental Mindoro, and the western portion of Northern Samar.

Meanwhile, Wind Signal No. 1 was hoisted in Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Kalinga, Ifugao, Mountain Province, Benguet, Ilocos Sur, La Union, the rest of Aurora, the rest of Nueva Ecija, the rest of Pangasinan, the rest of Oriental Mindoro, the rest of Occidental Mindoro, the northern portion of Palawan including Calamian and Cuyo Islands, and the rest of Masbate, the rest of Northern Samar, Samar, Eastern Samar, Biliran, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Cebu including Bantayan and Camotes Islands, Bohol, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Guimaras, Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Iloilo, Siquijor, and the rest of Leyte, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte including Siargao and Bucas Grande Islands, and Camiguin.