Carina accelerates strength, raises signal no. 1 in 11 areas

Carina accelerates strength, raises signal no. 1 in 11 areas

- PAGASA placed 12 areas under signal number 1 as Carina intensifies and accelerates

- The list of areas includes Ilocos Norte, Apayao, Northern Aurora, Catanduanes, and other provinces located at the northern and eastern part of Luzon and Visayas

- Locals are warned by the state weather bureau to be alert for possible floods and landslides that Carina might cause

Due to Tropical Depression Carina, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) placed 11 areas under tropical storm warning signal no. 1 on Saturday afternoon, July 30.

Carina accelerates strength, raises signal no. 1 in 11 areas

(Photo from PAGASA)

Carina is reported to be further accelerating while maintaining its strength. The state weather bureau’s list of areas under signal no. 1 as of 2 pm on Saturday include the following: Cagayan, including Babuyan Group of Islands, Apayao, Ilocos Norte, Northern Aurora, Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, and Samar.

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PAGASA reported that the areas listed will be experiencing within the next 36 hours the winds of Carina at 30 to 60 kilometers per hour.

Further, PAGASA released a photo showing the track of Tropical Depression Carina. The tropical depression maintains its maximum winds of 55 kilometers per hour near its center. The state weather bureau stated that Carina is expected to move 17 kilometers per hour north northwest.

Carina is reported to be located at 260 kilometers east northeast of Virac, Catanduanes.

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Last July 29, PAGASA warned fishermen in these provinces that although the state weather bureaus did not declare a tropical cyclone warning signal, Carina might bring moderate to rough seas over the eastern seaboards of Luzon and Visayas.

Meanwhile, Isabela was placed under signal number 2 as of 5om. Carina will bring moderate to heavy rains within its 400 kilometer diameter.

PAGASA declared that the provinces which are placed under signal numbers 1 and 2 should be alert for the possibility of landslides and flashfloods. Kami Media

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