Public Storm Warning Signal # 1
- Published: 06 December 2014
- A tropical cyclone will affect the locality.
- Winds of 30-60 kph may be expected in at least 36 hours or intermittent rains may be expected within 36 hours. (When the tropical cyclone develops very close to the locality a shorter lead time of the occurrence of the winds will be specified in the warning bulletin.)
WHAT TO DO:
- Inspect your house if necessary repair/fixing is needed.
- Clean up drainage system.
- Harvest crops tha can be yielded.
- Monitor the latest Severe Weather Bulletin issued By PAGASA every six hours and hourly updates.
IMPACT OF THE WINDS:
- Twigs and branches of small trees may be broken.
- Some banana plants may be tilted or downed.
- Some houses of very light materials (nipa and cogon) may be partially unroofed.
- Unless this warning signal is upgraded during the entire existence of the tropical cyclone, only very light or no damage at all may be sustained by the exposed communities.
- Rice crop, however, may suffer significant damage when it is in its flowering stage.
- When the tropical cyclone is strong or is intensifying and is moving closer, this signal may be upgraded to the next higher level.
- The waves on coastal waters may gradually develop and become bigger and higher.
- The people are advised to listen to the latest severe weather bulletin issued by PAGASA every six hours. In the meantime, business may be carried out as usual except when flood occur.
- Disaster preparedness is activated to alert status.