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Update 09/08 1000UTC
Westernpacificweather - James Reynolds Footage of the Devastation in the Philippines, this story remains on going so please continue to check in at the website for the latest information.
Update 09/08 0930UTC
Westernpacificweather - Latest Video Update from WxCaster PAT on Tropical Storm Haikui over Eastern China, Severe Tropical Storm Kirogi over the Northern Pacific, and also the Southwest Monsoon over Luzon in the Philippines. Some good news for Manila as rains are starting to wind down. In fact, PAGASA has dropped its Colored Rainfall Warning Signal across Manila. With that said, it is wise to remain vigilant and to keep watching the news for the latest school cancellations and other developments in your area.
Update 09/08 06UTC
Westernpacificweather - Meteorologist Robert Speta Explains the floods and what to expect on NHK World, also a look at the damage so far and who has been impacted.
Update 09/08 03UTC
Westernpacificweather - An arial shot over Manila gives you only part of the story, but it really does show the vastness of the floods here. Many could compare this to the devastation seen in New Orleans in 2005.
Update 09/08 00UTC
Westernpacificweather - Metro Manila remains under Yellow Warning from PAGASA. Marikina River remains at 20.4m. Meanwhile, dams around Luzon continue to release water hoping the water levels in these reservoirs would decrease. The image below is from PAGASA and shows the status of major dams in Luzon as of 6am. #WxCaster PAT
Westernpacificweather - Latest Video Update and Footage from Across Manila
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A reader from Shanghai sent in this video today showing the intense winds blowing through the city from Haikui.
Update 08/08 1230UTC
Westernpacificweather - Record rainfall accumulations for the last 24 hrs ending at 0600Z (0200PM-PHL)
A quick gist on how much rainfall accumulations was recorded for the last 30 hrs for Manila alone:
358 mm ending at 0000Z (0800AM-PHL), 08 August 2012
+298 mm ending at 0600Z (0200PM-PHL), 08 August 2012
Total: 656 mm (26 inches)
Rainfall totals ending at 0600Z (0200PM-PHL)
PAGASA Science Garden-266 mm
Clark Air Base-118 mm
PAGASA Subic Wx Station-220 mm
Sangley Point-357 mm
Here’s a plus! Our fellow affiliate, Typhoonfury.com’s James Reynolds covered the events in Manila and the outskirts and he has this video footage for us to witness today, 08 August 2012. #weatherguyadonis @weatherguyadonz
Update 08/08 0910UTC
Westernpacificweather - Here are just some of the contributed photos from our friends at WestPacMet Discussion Group (LIVE) via Alvin Jayson and Ric John Brecio. Once again thank you and please do send us more of your photos but please do take care and be safe as you take photos. #weatherguyadonis @weatherguyadonz
Update 08/08 0830UTC
Westernpacificweather - These are some of the photos circulating over the internet as of writing. Contributors are given due credit in every photo I uploaded. As per radio broadcast over DZRH, more flooding rains are now raising the flood waters across Central Luzon and the National Capital Region (NCR).
PAGASA has already raised its Red Warning for more “torrential rains” affecting NCR and outskirts of Manila. Laguna de Bay has now overflowed, prompting more residents to flee their homes and heavy rains continue to pound much of Western Luzon, Central Luzon, and Southern Tagalog Regions as of press time.
Residents in Rizal Province are now being evacuated as flood levels in Cainta are rapidly increasing. More of these additional information will be posted as they come available. Keep it here at Westernpacificweather.com for more useful advisories from across the country as it happens. #weatherguyadonis @weatherguyadonz
Update 08/08 0650UTC
JMA - Tropical Storm 12W “HAIKUI” maintained its intensity for the last 6 hrs while over land, and was located at 30.2N-120.5E, 79 nm (147 km) SSW of Shanghai, China, heading NW@20 km/hr, winds topped 83 km/hr (min), gusts up to 120 km/hr (max), 985 hPa and rising. #weatherguyadonis @weatherguyadonz
Update 08/08 0630UTC
Westernpacificweather - Rainfall accumulations for the last 24 hrs ending at 0000Z (0800AM-PHL)
PAGASA Science Garden, Quezon City-363.7 mm
Clark Air Base-183.3 mm
PAGASA Subic Bay WS-293.0 mm
Sangley Point-354.2 mm
Total rainfall accumulations ending at 1800Z (0200AM-PHL)
*data from WMO. Heavy rains still continue to pummel much of the Western sections of Luzon as of writing. We will continue to provide you the most comprehensive details on these as they come in. #weatherguyadonis @weartherguyadonz
Update 08/08 0345UTC
JMA - Severe Tropical Storm 12W “HAIKUI” now downgraded to Tropical Storm threshold, has maintained intensity over South of Shanghai, and was located at 29.7N-120.9E, 94 nm (174 km) SSW of Shanghai, China, heading NW@20 km/hr, winds topped 83 km/hr (min), gusts up to 120 km/hr (max), 980 hPa and steady. #weatherguyadonis @weatherguyadonz
Update 08/08 0300UTC
JTWC – Tropical Storm “12W/HAIKUI” maintains intensity as it inches closer South of Shanghai along the Eastern coast of China, and was spotted near 29.9N-120.9E, 95 nm (176 km) South of Shanghai, China, 60 kt (111 km/hr) min, 75 kt (140 km/hr) max, 978 hPa and steady, heading Northwest@09 kt (17 km/hr). LLCC cannot be found since the system is now over land. Heavy rains should be expected widely across East China townships as the system is expected to weaken slowly. Maximum significant wave height is 25 ft. #weatherguyadonis @weartherguyadonz
Update 08/08 0200UTC
Westernpacificweather - Reports of one hundred-fity (150) lying in patients in University of the East-Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center (UERMMC), in Quezon City as flood waters submerged the first floor and continues to linger in the area. Close to 700 hospital personnel are also being reported to have been trapped in the building as of presstime, needed food and water. The power remains shut, and Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) aims to be deployed to the hospital according to PCG Commandant Vice Admiral Edmund Tan. With reports from ABS-CBNNEWS.com #weatherguyadonis @weatherguyadonz
Update 08/08 0130UTC
Westernpacificweather - Latest position of Tropical Storm “12W/HAIKUI” was estimated to be at 29.6N-124.5E, 178 km South of Shanghai, China, LLCC over land, winds sustained near 111 km/hr with gusts to 140 km/hr, heading slowly Northwest, forecast to stall within the next 12-24 hrs near Shanghai, China. Accumulated precipitation should reach critical levels as the system creeps slowly. #weatherguyadonis @weatherguyadonz
Update 08/08 0050UTC
JMA - Severe Tropical Storm 12W “HAIKUI” has maintained intensity while making landfall, now over South of Ninghai, and was located at 29.2N-121.4E, 120 nm (223 km) SSW of Shanghai, China, heading NW@20 km/hr, winds topped 102 km/hr (min), gusts up to 148 km/hr (max), 975 hPa and steady. #weatherguyadonis @weatherguyadonz
Update 07/08 2100UTC
JTWC – Category 1 Typhoon 12W “HAIKUI,” now downgraded to Tropical Storm threshold as it made landfall along the Eastern coast of China, and was spotted near 29.2N-121.5E, 135 nm (250 km) South of Shanghai, China, 60 kt (111 km/hr) min, 75 kt (140 km/hr) max, 978 hPa and steady, heading Northwest@11 kt (20 km/hr). LLCC cannot be found since the system is now over land. Maximum significant wave height is 25 ft. #weatherguyadonis @weartherguyadonz
Update 07/08 1800UTC
Westernpacificweather - Typhoon Haikui nears landfall just south of Shanghai along chinas East Coast.
Update 07/08 1730UTC
Westernpacificweather - Areas in Red indicate where flooding is taking place in Metro Manila.
Rainfall totals in Metro Manila alone have already exceeded that of Tropical Storm “Ketsana/ONDOY” in September 2009 epic flood levels. The information was released to the media via Department of Science and Technology’s Project NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards).
Project NOAH executive director Dr. Mahar Lagmay said accumulated rainfall in the past 22 hours has reached 472mm, higher than the 455mm recorded in 24 hours during tropical storm Ondoy. With reports from Agence France-Presse (AFP). #weatherguyadonis @weatherguyadonz
Update 0708 1220UTC
Westernpacificweather - Latest Video Update posted on the floods in Manila, see it by clicking here.
Update 07/08 1200UTC
Westernpacificweather - WMO Rain Total Updates as of 1200UTC. These staggering amounts in the Manila area are over the totals of Ketsana just 3 years ago.
Photos Shared to westernpacificweather in the past 3 hours.
Update 07/08 0900UTC
Westernpacificweather - Latest Video Update from WxCaster PAT, click HERE
Here are some of the important Hotline Numbers for government agencies in and around Metro Manila:
Update 07/08 0900UTC
Westernpacificweather - Here are the WMO rain totals in the Philippines over the past 24hrs. Astounding amounts have been falling an in Quezon a record breaking 438mm in the past 24hrs.
A view of Manila Central Market where the road is completely submerged.
Update 07/08 0800UTC
Westernpacificweather - the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) reports of fifty-three (53) deaths associated with the inundation caused by the Southwest Monsoon across the country.
According to the DSWD via Sec. Dinky Soliman, 0300Z (11AM-PHL)-9,156 families w/ 40,913 persons from 14 Cities of Metro Manila affected by flooding brought by monsoon rains.
Rainfall accumulations for the last 24 hrs ending at 0600Z (0200PM-PHL)
Cabanatuan, Pangasinan-61 mm
PAGASA Science Garden, Quezon City-438 mm
San Jose de Buenavista, Antique-70 mm
Calapan, Oriental Mindoro-70 mm
Romblon Island-137 mm
Rainfall accumulations for the last 24 hrs ending at 0000Z (0800AM-PHL)
Iba, Zambales-370.6 mm
Clark Air Base-119.7 mm
Subic Bay Weather Station-230.0 mm
Tanay, Rizal-156.4 mm
Ambulong, Occidental Mindoro-179.0 mm
Sangley Point, Cavite-312.8 mm
*data from WMO. Heavy rains still continue to pummel much of the Western sections of the country as of writing. We will continue to provide you the most comprehensive details on these as they come in. #weatherguyadonis @weartherguyadonz
Update 07/08 0730UTC
Westernpacificweather - The government response in all areas affected by the epic deluge that has now officially been declared worse than the 2009 Tropical Storm “Ketsana/ONDOY” tragedy. #weatherguyadonis @weatherguyadonz
Update 07/08 0650UTC
Westernpacificweather - Update on landslide in Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines has killed eleven people (11) dead, to include four (4) kids, two (2) middle aged men, two (2) women, first to have been retrieved from the rubble was 18 yo Jethro Baylon, nineteen (19) other victims were rushed to the hospital. The incident occurred at around 2230Z (0630AM-PHL).
Below are some of the most heart-wrenching conditions in and around the National Capital Region (NCR), to include Manila, Marikina, Malabon, Navotas, Quezon City, Bacoor in Cavite and Zambales. More areas across Luzon still yet to be reached by respective disaster officials, reports of damage and disruptions have yet to be established as power and communication was lost due to the worsening weather conditions.
Meantime, dark, ominous clouds hover over Manila as shown below:
Accumulated rainfall totals have reached 482 mm for the past 22 hrs have fallen across much of Central Luzon and National Capital Region (NCR). It has already surpassed the flood levels during Tropical Storm “Ketsana/ONDOY,” in September 2009 that has claimed hundreds of lives and Billions of property damages.
Sadly, more rains expected to complicated the flood situation. We continue to provide you the freshest details as the news yield more information. Keep it here at Westernpacificweather.com for more! #weatherguyadonis @weatherguyadonz
Update 07/08 0645UTC
JMA - Severe Tropical Storm 12W “HAIKUI” has maintained intensity while stalling for the last 12 hrs, and was located at 27.5N-123.8E, 235 nm (435 km) SSE of Shanghai, China, heading NW slowly, winds topped 111 km/hr (min), gusts up to 157 km/hr (max), 965 hPa and steady. #weatherguyadonis @weatherguyadonz
0510Z (0110PM-PHL): Provident Village now flooded, main street (St Mary Ave) now flooded and is now 50 meters from Andres Bonifacio;
0533Z (0133PM-PHL): via NCLC Marikina: The eight-storey, three-building complex is now housing evacuees, and more evacuees are coming as of broadcast. The evacuees are also provided free food today;
Reports of coastal areas in Cavite experiencing floods, waist-to-neck-deep floods in Bacoor-Philippine National Police (PNP)
In some areas in Cavite, more than 12-ft flood waters have been crippling most barangays there. This however have to be confirmed for authenticity. #weatherguyadonis @weatherguyadonz
Update 07/08 0450UTC
Westernpacificweather - One (1) dead, eight (8) missing as Earth and mud collapsed over a number of houses in Bgy. Roxas, Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines, four (4) dwellings to be exact. Rescue workers are running out of option to attempt unearthing the victims as incessant rains continue to hamper their efforts. Residents are also being urged to evacuate to safer grounds as weather forecasters warn of further inundation within the next 24-48 hrs.
Astronomical High Tide is about to occur at 01:07 hrs, exactly at 0553(0153PM-PHL) at 1.5m. Right now, the tide has reached 1.4m, which could complicate the flooding situation.
Masantol town in Pampanga Province has been affected by the floods spawned by Typhoon “10W/SAOLA” for the past ten (10) days. The local authorities have now declared a state of calamity there. The resurging Southwest (SW) Monsoon at the moment has been influenced by yet another system, Typhoon “12W/HAIKUI” just Northeast of Taipei, Taiwan.
Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) reports of fifty-two (52) evacuation centers in CALABARZON serving 3,588 families via Sec. Dinky Soliman. #weatherguyadonis @weatherguyadonz
Update 07/08 0417UTC
Westernpacificweather - via Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA):
Flood Alert: Quirino-Angelinao – 45inches. not passable to light vehicles as of 0555Z (0155PM-PHL)
Flood Alert: Edsa Muñoz/FEMA – knee deep not passable to all types of vehicles as of 0541Z (0141PM-PHL)
Flood Alert: P.Burgos/A.Boni – half tire deep not passable to light vehicles as of 0535Z (0135PM-PHL)
Flood Alert: Mindanao/North – 1/2 tire deep not passable to all types of vehicles as of 0514Z (0114PM-PHL)
Flood Alert: McArthur Fatima – above waist not passable to all types of vehicles as of 0417Z (1217PM-PHL)
Update 07/08 0340UTC
JMA - Severe Tropical Storm 12W “HAIKUI” has maintained intensity while stalling, and was located at 27.5N-123.8E, 253 nm (468 km) SSE of Shanghai, China, heading NW slowly, winds topped 111 km/hr (min), gusts up to 157 km/hr (max), 965 hPa and steady. #weatherguyadonis @weatherguyadonz
Update 07/08 0310UTC
Westernpacificweather - President Benigno S. Aquino III and his cabinet are conducting command conference in the light of the ongoing deluge that has already set the highest degree of disaster preparedness for the last eleven (11) days of non-stop torrential rains affecting Central Luzon, to include Metro Manila and neighboring cities and provinces.
Marikina River has already crested its flood stage level of 18.0m, the flood waters now measured 20.0m and rising. Forced evacuation are now underway. Sadly, no end in sight for the incessant record rainfall. Astronomical Tide level should peak at 0600Z (0200PM-PHL), 1.5m. As of 0356Z (1156AM-PHL), Tidal measurement at 1.2m.
PAGASA Science Garden in Quezon City has recorded a massive 386 mm of total rainfall in less than 12 hrs. The Southwest (SW) Monsoon has been exceptionally persistent for the last eleven (11) days flooding much of the low-lying areas of Luzon.
Please stand by for more blow-by-blow account on the ongoing flood situation from across the country. #weatherguyadonis @weartherguyadonz
Update 07/08 0300UTC
JTWC – Category 1 Typhoon 12W “HAIKUI,” has maintained intensity for the last 12 hrs and was spotted near 27.6N-123.6E, 190 nm (352 km) Northeast of Taipei, Taiwan or 242 nm (449 km) South-southeast of Shanghai, China, 65 kt (120 km/hr) min, 80 kt (148 km/hr) max, 974 hPa and falling, heading very slowly heading West@09 km/hr (05 kt) has now exhibited a rather large, elongated 50 nm (93 km) “Eye” feature with persistent convective banding wrapping around the LLCC. well-defined LLCC with an improved circulation banding tightly into its center. Maximum significant wave height is 30 ft. #weatherguyadonis @weartherguyadonz
Update 07/08 0045UTC
JMA - Severe Tropical Storm 12W “HAIKUI” has maintained intensity while stalling for the past 6 hrs now, and was located at 27.3N-124.1E, 271 nm (502 km) SSE of Shanghai, China, heading W slowly, winds topped 111 km/hr (min), gusts up to 157 km/hr (max), 965 hPa and steady. #weatherguyadonis @weatherguyadonz
Update 07/08 0300UTC
Westernpacificweather - At 0000Z, Category 1 Typhoon 12W “HAIKUI” was spotted at 27.4N-123.9E, maintaining Typhoon intensity for the past 12 hrs.
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