Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) PAGASA latest update: 43 areas including Metro Manila under storm signals

Manila, Philippines – Forty-three areas, including Metro Manila, have been put under storm signals by PAGASA weather bureau on Saturday.

Typhoon Ruby made its first landfall in Dolores town Eastern Samar. The typhoon has maintained its streghth, with the winds of up to 175 kph near the center and gusts of up to 210 kph, according PAGASA update 11:00 PM Saturday.

Public storm signal number three (with winds of 101-185 kph expected in at least 18 hours) was raised over the following areas: Romblon, Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon,and Masbate (including Burias and Ticao Island), Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Samar, Leyte, and Biliran.

Signal number two (winds of 61-100 kph is expected in at least 24 hours) Camarines Norte, Occidental Mindoro, Northern Antique, Southern Quezon, Marinduque, Oriental Mindoro, Aklan, Semirara Group of Islands, Capiz, Northern Iloilo, Northern Cebu (including Cebu City, Bantayan and Camotes Islands), and Southern Leyte.

On the other hand, signal number one was raised over the following areas: Metro Manila, Pampanga, Bulacan, Rest of Quezon, Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Cuyo Island, rest of Antique, rest of Iloilo, Guimaras, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, rest of Cebu, Bohol, Surigao del Norte, Lubang Island, Calamian Group of Islands, (including Siargao Island), and Dinagat Province.

Metro Manila was placed under Storm Signal No. 1 on Saturday night as Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) heads for Masbate, state weather agency PAGASA said.

PAGASA forecaster Fernando Cada said Ruby, which made landfall over Dolores in Eastern Samar. is now moving west-northwest at 15 kph.

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