Public Storm Warning Signal # 3
- Published: 06 December 2014
- A tropical cyclone will affect the locality.
- Winds of greater than 100 kph up to 185 kph may be expected in at least 18 hours.
WHAT TO DO:
- If the house is not strong enough to withstand the battering of strong winds go to designated evacuation center aor seek shelter in stronger houses.
- Stay in safe houses until after the disturbances has left the area.
- Evacuate from low-lying area and reiverbanks and stay away from coastal areas for possible flooding and strom surge.
- All travel and outdoor activities should be cancelled.
- Watch out for the passage of the "Eye Wall and the "Eye" of the typhoon.
IMPACT OF THE WINDS:
- Many coconut trees may be broken or destroyed.
- Almost all banana plants may be downed and a large number of trees may be uprooted.
- Rice and corn crops may suffer heavy losses.
- Majority of all nipa and cogon houses may be unroofed or destroyed and there may be considerable damage to structures of light to medium construction.
- There may be widespread disruption of electrical power and communication services.
- In general, moderate to heavy damage may be experienced, particularly in the agricultural and industrial sectors.
- The disturbance is dangerous to the communities threatened/affected.
- The sea and coastal waters will be very dangerous to all seacrafts.
- Travel is very risky especially by sea and air.
- People are advised to seek shelter in strong buildings, evacuate low-lying areas and to stay away from the coasts and river banks.
- Watch out for the passage of the "eye" of the typhoon indicated by a sudden occurrence of fair weather immediately after very bad weather with very strong winds coming gnerally from the north.
- When the "eye" of the typhoon hit the community do not venture away from the safe shelter because after one to two hours the worst weather will resume with the very strong winds coming from the south.
- Classes in all levels should be suspended and children should stay in the safety of strong buildings.
- Disaster preparedness and response agencies/organizations are in action with appropriate response to actual emergency.