Muntinlupa Mayor Ruffy Biazon convened the Muntinlupa Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (LRRMC) for a meeting on May 26 in preparation for super typhoon “Mawar.”
The Muntinlupa City government said all city departments led by the Muntinlupa City Department of Disaster Resilience and Management (MCDDRM) and barangays are ready for any situation that will be brought by the typhoon.
Muntinlupa Mayor Ruffy Biazon during the meeting of the Muntinlupa Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council on May 26 (Photo from the Muntinlupa City Department of Disaster Resilience and Management)
The advisory by PAGASA issued at 11 a.m. on May 26 (PAGASA)
“Nakahanda ang Pamahalaang Lungsod na rumesponde kapag kinailangan. Hinihikayat ko na maging mapagmatyag ang mga Muntinlupeño. Mag-ingat at maghanda tayo sa paparating na bagyo (The city government is ready to respond if needed. I urge Muntinlupeños to be observant. Take and be ready for the incoming typhoon),” said Biazon.
For any emergency, residents can call the hotlines 137-175, 0921-5427123 or 0927-2579322.
The Muntinlupa Office of the Building Official advised that “all advertising materials / commercial billboards must be automatically taken down by the billboard operators after the release of a typhoon signal no. 1 bulletin or any other significant weather disturbance by the” PAGASA.
In an advisory issued at 11 a.m. on May 26, the The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said “Mawar” slightly intensified “while moving westward over the Philippine Sea.”
“The center of the eye of Super Typhoon ‘Mawar’ was estimated based on all available data at 1,705 km East of Southeastern Luzon (15.1°N, 138.8°E). Maximum sustained winds of 215 km/h near the center, gustiness of up to 260 km/h, and central pressure of 905 hPa,” said PAGASA.
Based on the track forecast, PAGASA said “the super typhoon will enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) tonight or tomorrow early morning. Mawar will begin to decelerate on Sunday as it begins to move closer towards the waters east of Extreme Northern Luzon. The center of Mawar’s eye is forecast to be within 250 km of the Batanes-Babuyan archipelago by next week during the slowdown period.”
“Mawar is forecast to reach its peak intensity within 24 hours. The super typhoon may slightly weaken by tomorrow evening but is expected to remain as a super typhoon until Monday morning due to highly favorable environment. Mawar will then weaken at a slightly faster rate by late Monday or Tuesday as unfavorable conditions (e.g., increasing wind shear, cooler sea surface temperature resulting from its slowdown by that time, dry air intrusion) take place,” it added.
PAGASA said it “may bring heavy rains (which may trigger flooding or rain-induced landslides) over Northern Luzon beginning late Sunday or on Monday next week. In addition, strong to storm-force conditions may be experienced over Extreme Northern Luzon, while strong to gale-force conditions are possible over the northern and eastern portions of Northern Luzon mainland. As a result, wind signals will be raised by tomorrow evening in preparation for these severe winds.”