Typhoon Vinta Update - Dumaguete
PAG-ASA RAISES SIGNAL #2 IN SOUTHERN NEGROS ORIENTAL AS VINTA NEARS
Mayor Felipe Antonio B. Remollo will convene all the members/agencies belonging to the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council to update and consolidate the preparation and response of the multiple agencies as Tropical Storm Vinta nears.
Mayor Remollo asked the RESCUE 348 to be on alert for any eventuality.
TCWS Number 2 (Tropical Storm): Affected areas are advised to expect the storm packing 61 to 120 kph of wind within 24 hours, and storm surge is possible at coastal areas. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, storm surge is an abnormal rise of water generated by a storm. It is produced by water being pushed toward the shore by the force of winds moving around the storm.
PAG ASA said storm surge has the ability to destroy natural and man-made structures, thus residents in coastal areas are advised to evacuate and look for a higher ground.
In this second warning, impacts of the wind may cause light to moderate damage to structures. People traveling by sea and air are advised to cancel the trip if not necessary.
SOURCE: Dumaguete City