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Typhoon Pedring Hits Region 2

Typhoon Pedring (international name: Nesat) battered northern Luzon with its strong winds and rainfall.

Isabela province is now experiencing typhoon Pedring, which has made its landfall somewhere between Aurora and Isabela Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning (September 27-28, 2011).

An emergency meeting by the provincial disaster risk reduction and management council (PDRRMC) was held Monday morning to discuss preparations for the coming storm. Intermittent rains are already being felt in the province, although the winds have yet to pick up in strength. Echague Isabela

Officials said four towns on the other side of the Sierra Madre facing the Pacific Ocean may bear the brunt of the typhoon.

Governor Faustino Dy III said officials in Dinapigue, Palanan, Divilacan and Maconacon have been instructed to prepare for Pedring.

"Nangangamba kami sa towns na yan kasi hindi accessible. The only way to go there is by boat or by helicopter. Pero nakahanda na naman ang LGUs sa lugar na iyan, they have supplies and their evacuation centers are ready," Dy said.

The Philippine National Police and Armed Forces have already raised their alert levels, with their rescue units on standby.

Classes in Isabela for Tuesday have been suspended on all levels.

In anticipation of the coming typhoon, Magat Dam has also begun releasing water into the Cagayan River. Officials said this is a precautionary measure to prevent the sudden release of water during the height of the storm.

Photos captured during the Typhoon Pedring's onslaught in Isabela Province.

Typhoon Pedring rattled down some trees in front of the Old Municipal Hall of Echague
 Photo Courtesy by Ms. Isabela Mandac Pintang

Actual video of Typhoon Pedring during its devastation in Echague Isabela.

This video clip was taken in front of the Isabela State University Main Gate during the Typhoon Pedring onslaught in Echague Isabela.
 Video Courtesy by Mr. James Russel Salvador

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  1. Typhoon Pedring slightly weakened as it crossed northern Luzon on Tuesday morning, the state weather bureau said.

    The weather disturbance was last spotted 100 kilometers east of Baguio City, packing maximum strong winds of 120 kilometers per hour and gustiness of up to 150 kilometers, according to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather bulletin released at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

  2. any update on typhoon quiel's damages on Echague?


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