Editor’s note: See Typhoon Bebeng strikes the Philippines (Monday afternoon update) for latest information. This entry has been superseded.
The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration announced at 5 o’clock in the Morning that Bebeng maintained its strength of 85 kilometer per hour winds and now threatens the provinces of Aurora and Isabela. As of 5AM 9 May 2011, Bebeng was 40 kilometers Southeast of Casiguran, Aurora. Rainfall is still expected through much of Southern Luzon.
The Weather Bureau removed storm signal alert from the provinces of Batangas, Laguna, and Metro Manila. However, The agency expects that Bebeng will enhance the southwest monsoon driving more rain over Southern Luzon, and the Visayas. In related rainfall information, Typhoon200.com’s 10th update (via email) noted that between 5 to 55mm of accumulated rainfall maybe experienced by Polillo Islands, Aurora, Eastern Isabela, Northern and Central Luzon, Metro Manila, Southern Tagalog provinces and Northern Bicol. Isolated areas near the eye of Bebeng may experience up to 100mm rainfall.
The government has issued storm warnings for the following provinces.
Signal No. 2 has winds ranging from 60 kilometers per hour to 100 kilometers per hour: Aurora, Isabela, Quirino, Nueva Viscaya, Ifugao, Mt. Province, Kalinga, and Cagayan.
Signal No. 1 with winds ranging from 30 kilometers per hour to 60 kilometers per hour: Camarines Norte, Northern Quezon, Polillo Island, Nueva Ecija, Benguet, Ilocos Sur, Abra, Ilocos Norte, Apayao, Babuyan, Calayan group of Islands, and Batanes.
According to ABS-CBN News, 5 people have already been killed by Bebeng.
This is a developing story.
Satellite imagery by Weather Underground