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Severe Weather Bulletin No. 10 re Tropical Storm " OFEL" (Son-Tinh)
Releasing Officer:


25 October 2012, 5:00 AM


Tropical Storm "OFEL" has made landfall over the Southwestern part of Masbate and over Sibuyan Island.
PAGASA Track as of 2 a.m ., 25 October 2012

_atellite Picture at 4:30 a.m., 25 October 2012

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Location of Center: (as of 4:00 a.m.) Coordinates: Strength: Movement:

Over Sibuyan Island, Romblon

--rWest Northwest at 20 kph

Maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph

Forecast Positions/Outlook:

Friday morning: 270 KM West of Metro Manila Saturday morning: 600 KM West of lba, Zambales

Telefax: NDRRMC Opcen (+632) 911 -1406; 912-2665; 912-5668; NDRRMC Secretariat (+632 ) 912-0441; 912-5947; Office of the Administrator, Office of Civil Defense (+632) 91 2-2424 Email: opcen@ndrrmc. Website:

Areas Having Public Storm Warning Signal PSWS# Signal No. 2 (61-100 kph winds) Luzon Masbate including Ticao Islands, Romblon, Oriental and Occidental Mindoro, Lubang Island, Marinduque and Batangas Metro Manila, Bataan, Zambales, Pampanga, Bulacan, Rizal , Cavite, Laguna, Southern part of Quezon Province, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Albay, Sorsogon, Burias Island, Calamian group of Island and Cuyo Island Visayas Aklan , Antique, Iloilo, Capiz, Guimaras and Northern part of Negros Occidental Mindanao

Signal No. 1 (30-60 kph winds)

Leyte Provinces, Samar Provinces, Cebu, Camotes Island, Rest of Negros Occidental 1 and Negros Oriental

Public storm signal elsewhere is now lowered. Residents living in low lying and mountainous areas under public storm warning signal #2 and #1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Residents in coastal areas under signal # 2 are alerted of possible storm surges. Estimated rainfall amount is from 5- 25 mm per hour (moderate - intense) within the 450 km diameter of the Tropical Storm. Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the Seaboards of Luzon and Visayas due to the combined effect of Tropical Storm "OFEL" and the surge of Northeast Monsoon . The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions.

II. ACTION/S TAKEN NDRRMC Operations Center is on RED ALERT status to continuously monitor and disseminate Severe Weather Bulletin No. 10 on Tropical Storm "OFEL" to all OCD Regional Centers through SMS and facsimile and uploaded on the NDRRMC website for further dissemination to their respective local disaster risk reduction and management councils (LDRRMCs) from the provincial down to the municipal levels. Directed RDRRMCs concerned through the OCD Regional Centers to undertake precautionary measures in their area of responsibility (AOR) and subsequently advised local DRRMCs to initiate pre-emptive evacuation of families in low-lying and mountainous areas if situation warrants.