Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)

FOR: Typhoon Ompong
Tropical Cyclone: WARNING

ISSUED AT: 5:00 AM, 13 September 2018


The typhoon continues to threaten Northern Luzon. Occasional rains and gusty winds will be experienced over the areas under TCWS #1. TY “OMPONG” is expected to make landfall in the northern tip of Cagayan on Saturday morning (September 15). Fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the seaboards of areas under TCWS #1, and the northern seaboard of Northern Luzon and the eastern seaboards of Visayas and of Mindanao.

Location of eye/center: At 4:00 AM today, the eye of Typhoon “OMPONG” was located based on all available data at 855 km East of Virac, Catanduanes (14.3 °N, 132.1 °E)

Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 205 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 255 km/h

Forecast Movement: Moving West at 30 km/h


LUZON: Cagayan, Isabela, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Ifugao, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Aurora, Quezon inc. Polillo Island, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, Catanduanes, Burias and Ticao Islands.

VISAYAS: Northern Samar

Mines and Geosciences Bureau 10 (MGB-10)

Issued at: 6:30 PM today, 13 September 2018

The Provincial, City, and Municipal Governments are hereby advised to take precautionary measures in view of the Typhoon.  This weather disturbance could have possible adverse impact on the local population, on health, on public and private infrastructure, on the economy.

The Provincial/City/Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils and the general public are advised to be prepared in the event of the occurrence of landslides and floods.  The P/C/MDRRMCs are advised to be vigilant and to take precautionary measures.

The Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Committees (BDRRMCs) are advised to coordinate with their City/Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils to plan for any emergency, including identification of safe and suitable relocation sites and/or evacuation centers.  These should not be located in landslide-/flood-/hazard-prone areas.

Thank you very much.

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