Updates on ‘Super Typhoon’ Yolanda (Haiyan)

1:47pm — November 5, 2013

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JTWC: Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) Maximum Sustained Winds up to 306 kmph

JTWC: Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) Maximum Sustained Winds is forecasted up to 306 before landfall:

* Nov. 6, 2 p.m.: 296 kph (Yap Island)
* Nov. 6, Midnight: 306 kph (Palau)
* Nov. 7, 2 p.m.: 315 kph (Phil. Area of Responsibility)
* Nov. 7, Midnight: 306 kph (Shortly before landfall in Samar)
* Nov. 8, Midnight: 259 kph (Coron, Palawan) 
* Nov. 9, Midnight: 232 kph (South China Sea)

Image credit here.



For: Typhoon (HAIYAN)
Issued at: 10:30 am, 06 November 2013

The eye of the Typhoon (“HAIYAN”) over the Pacific ocean was locatedat 1,411 km East of Mindanao (7.4°N, 139.1°E) with maximum sustained winds of 150 kph and gustiness of up to 185 kph. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 30 kph. This weather disturbance is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) tomorrow early morning (Nov. 7). It is expected to make landfall over Samar-Leyte provinces by Friday (Between 11am-1pm, Nov. and to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Sunday early morning (Nov.10).

The next update on this weather disturbance will be incorporated on the regular issuance of public weather forecast at 5:00 pm today.

WEATHER ADVISORY For Typhoon Yolanda


Cebu City Mayor Mike Rama suspends classes in all levels in all public and private schools on Thursday and Friday. (Source: Leo Lastimosa) #WalangPasok #YolandaPH

Classes in All Levels is Suspended in Cebu City


“Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz C. Radaza declares no classes to all levels both public and private schools on November 7 and 8, 2013 to prepare classrooms as evacuation centers and to ensure the safety of the students.” #WalangPasok #YolandaPH

No Classes in all Levels in Lapu-lapu City





#Update #WalayKlase #Cebu Gov. Hilario P. Davide III and CHED declared NO CLASSES in COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES in the entire province of Cebu on November 7 and 8.

No classes in all schools, colleges and universities in Cebu Province

Source Cebu Provincial Government FB Page


Pagasa releases its first tracking chart of Super Typhoon Yolanda. #YolandaPH

PAG-ASA first first tracking chart of Super Typhoon Yolanda

PAG-ASA first first tracking chart of Super Typhoon Yolanda


Source: Leo Lastimosa



Lapu-lapu City Risk Reduction and Management Team

Lapu-lapu City Risk Reduction and Management Team

Lapu-lapu City  Mayor Paz orders preemptive evacuation along coastal areas starting Thursday evening in preparation for super typhoon landfall at Eastern Visayas on Friday and due to expected storm surge since it will be high tide.



Source: Jonji Gonzales


According to the stormtrack provided by Weather.com.ph, ‘super typhoon’ Yolanda is expected to landfall on FRIDAY, 8AM.

Weather.com.ph Release its first Stormtrack for #YolandaPH

Weather.com.ph first release of its Stormtrack for #YolandaPH. Image Courtesy of Mia Carmella Uy Bontol



#WalangPasok #YolandaPH From PIA Central Visayas: DepEd-7 cancels classes in elementary and high school levels in all public & private schools in Bohol, Cebu, Negros Oriental & Siquijor on Thursday & Friday (Nov. 7 & due to super typhoon ‘Yolanda’.

No class in Region 7


Alert Status of the Province of Cebu is placed under BLUE ALERT – IMMINENT DEVELOPING THREAT due to TY YOLANDA.

Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Management - Cebu Province



7 day weather forecast from CNN Weather for Cebu, Philippines.

CNN Weather 7-day forecast for Cebu, Philippines


Source: CNN Weather.


MCWD advised households to start storing water for the next 72 hours in preparation for ‪#‎YolandaPH‬. Make sure containers are clean & covered.

MCWD Reminder for YolandaPH

Source: Cebu Daily News


Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes Suspends all classes in all levels.

Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes suspends classes in all levels on November 7 and 8

Source: Leo Lastimosa


All private establishments w/in Mandaue City are encouraged to suspend operations for Thursday - Friday, November 7-8, 2013 in view of the imminent danger posed by Super Typhoon Yolanda.


All private establishments w/in Mandaue City are encouraged to suspend operations for Thursday – Friday, November 7-8, 2013 in view of the imminent danger posed by Super Typhoon Yolanda.

Source: Mandaue PIO


Bohol Governor Edgar Chatto is already convening the PDRRMC to prepare the province for Yolanda. #YolandaPH

Bohol PDRRMC Meeting


Source here.


GMA 7 Official newscast on classes and office suspension due to #YolandaPH.


Panic Buying in preparation for #YolandaPH.

Panic Buying in preparation for #YolandaPH

Image courtesy of Kat Cacho.


Sunstar.com.ph:”PAG-ASA hoisted storm signal number 1 over Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Samar, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Biliran Island, Camotes Island, Surigao del Norte, Siargao Island, Dinagat Island, Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Norte, and northern part of Agusan del Sur. “


Copy of Executive Order no. 12 Declaring Suspension of Work in the Province of Cebu effective 12NN November 7, 2013 until Friday, November 8, 2013. For your guidance.

Screen Shot 2013-11-07 at 2.39.12 PM


Here is the updated list of Public Storm Signals from PAG-ASA.


Courtesy of Public Storm Signal from PAG-ASACourtesy of Leo Lastimosa


VECO released an infographics in preparation of #YolandaPH.

In case of brownout, text ASK OUTAGE (Complete Address) or ASK OUTAGE (Customer Number) and send it to 391-8326 (Smart and Talk and Text) or 0922-9998326 (Globe and Sun)

VECO Outage Remider for #YolandaPH


Public Storm Signal Number 2 raised in Cebu. Check full article here.



Signal No. 4 raised over 5 Visayas areas#YolandaPH Update: Signal Number 4 raised in 10 provinces including extreme north of Cebu.

Source: Inquirer.net


PAG-ASA Update: 10 Provinces now under Public Storm Signal Number 4. Full article on this link.


Typhoon Yolanda

Typhoon Yolanda entering the Philippine Area of responsibility. Image courtesty of weather.com.ph

#BreakingNews #YolandaPH:  Typhoon Yolanda is the most powerful cyclone on earth.

(Source: GMANetwork.com)


A view of Super Typhoon Yolanda from Space. Courtesy of Mary Caloy.
A view of Yolanda from Space


#VPRSD MACTAN DOPPLER RADAR (2:00AM November 8, 2013) #YolandaPH

Mactan Cebu Doppler Radar 20131108





Breaking News: Cebu and 17 Other Provinces Now included in Signal Number 4

Typhoon Yolanda's Track at 2am of November 11, 2013

Typhoon Yolanda’s Track at 2am of November 11, 2013


HuffingtonPost calls Super Typhoon Yolanda as “among the strongest ever”. Read full content here.

Typhoon Yolanda Strongest Storm Ever

Typhoon Yolanda Strongest Storm Ever


(3:00AM November 8, 2013) #YolandaPH

Mactan Doppler Radar of Typhoon Yolanda 20131108 3AM


Only a small portion of the Philippines will not be affected by ‘Super Typhoon’ Yolanda .

Yolanda and the Philippines

Yolanda and the Philippines. From Project NOAH. Image contributed by Mary Caloy.


Super Typhoon HAIYAN (YOLANDA) has turned into a 305 km/hr howler…and is considered as the most powerful tropical cyclone ever to develop since Super Typhoon Tip of October 1979…moving closer to Eastern Visayas…likely to make landfall over Eastern Leyte or Southern Samar after sunrise today.  

(Source: Weather.com.ph)

Typhoon Yolanda Weather.com.ph Update2


Lexmark is open for those employees who are willing to work. (via DYAB)


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(4:00AM November 8, 2013) #YolandaPH

The eye of Typhoon “YOLANDA” was located at 62 km Southeast Guiuan, Eastern Samar (10.8°N, 126.2°E) with maximum sustained winds of 235 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 275 kph

Typhoon Yolanda Mactan Doppler Radar



Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) has made landfall over Guiuan, Eastern Samar at 5 a.m. today.


Blackouts reported entire Eastern Samar, some areas in Northern Samar, Samar, Leyte. Reports of blackout in Tacloban and Eastern Visayas.

Blackout in Samar and Ley


Cebu Pacific Cancels Flights in Visayas and Mindanao is Cancelled. (Source: DYAB)


#BreakingNews #YolandaPH from Pagasa: Super Typhoon Yolanda, after hitting Guiuan, Eastern Samar starting 4:40 a.m. today, is expected to traverse the provinces of Biliran, the Northern tip of Cebu (expected at 10:30 a.m. today), Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan, Romblon, Semirara Island, the Southern part of Mindoro then Busuanga and will exit the Philippine landmass (on Saturday early morning) towards the West Philippine Sea. (Source: Leo Lastimosa/DYAB)

Read more updates about #YolandaPH while you were sleeping at: http://www.inewmedia.org/monitor-updates-on-super-typhoon-yolanda-haiyan/3546/


Brownouts in Tacloban.

Confirmed brownouts in Tacloban city 20131108 525am

Confirmed brownouts in Tacloban city 20131108 525am


#YolandaPH Update: 17 Provinces under Storm Signal Number 4

Yolanda Public Storm Signal 20131108 538am


#BreakingNews #YolandaPH Poblacion Sibonga, Cebu Brownout (Source: Leo Lastimosa/DYAB)


#YolandaPH Video Update: Sta. Fe Port, Bantayan Island, Cebu, Philippines


#BreakingNews #YolandaPH Now in Northern Leyte and will pass shortly in Tacloban City (Leo Lastimosa/DYAB)


#BreakingNews #YolandaPH will pass at Northern Cebu at 10:30AM today (Leo Lastimosa/DYAB)


#BreakingNews #YolandaPH Two house before landfall in Guian, Samar, Philippines, the windspeed of 379.66 km/hr (Leo Lastimosa/DYAB/JWTC)


#YolandaPH #BreakingNews #walangpasok at Manila’s preschool until high school.


#BreakingNews #YolandaPH: Balamban, Cebu power supply down starting 6:30 a.m. today. (Leo Lastimosa/DYAB)


#BreakingNews #YolandaPH Power supply in Busay, Cebu City down starting 5:15 a.m. (Leo Lastimosa/DYAB)


#BreakingNews #YolandaPH: SM City Cebu and SM City Iloilo are closed until further notice. (Source: HabagatCentral.com)

Read more updates at: http://j.mp/17Q7fj8


#BreakingNews #YolandaPH: “JUST IN: Typhoon Yolanda makes 2nd landfall over Dulag-Tolosa area, Leyte #YolandaPH” (Source: @ANCalerts)


Daanbantayan, Cebu, Philippines one of the most affected areas of the typhoon (GMA Cebu/Gerry Magdadaro) #YolandaPH #RescuePH 


24 typhoons entered the Philippines This year. 2 are Supertyphoons: Odette and Yolanda. (PAG-ASA/JWTC)


PAG-ASA Update: Typhoon Yolanda Weakens and Exiting PAR. 

Read full report here…


Typhoon Yolanda leaves less damage to Cebu City.

Read more about the article here.


#BreakingNews #YolandaPH If you are looking for your loved ones affected by Typhoon Yolanda, you may use the Google People Finder. Specific for Biliran, you can also check this privately initiated Biliran People Finder website.


Coron declared state of calamity


1 dead, 7 survived at a Tugboat in Batangas (source: ABS-CBN)


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