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PAGASA warns 5-meter high STORM SURGES as Super Typhoon Lawin nears Philippines

As "Lawin" (international name "Haima") enters the Philippines and gains more strength, U.S. Naval Observatory's Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) has upgraded Lawin into a Super Typhoon category.

Current assessment suggests Lawin is expected to make landfall on Wednesday night over Cagayan region.

In its latest bulletin, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) raised the following storm signals in more places:

SIGNAL NO. 2:
Cagayan
Isabela
Northern Aurora


SIGNAL NO. 1:
Calayan group of islands
Batanes
Ilocos Norte
Ilocos Sur
Apayao
Abra
Kalinga
Mountain Province
Ifugao
La Union
Benguet
Tarlac
Nueva Vizcaya
Quirino
Pangasinan
Nueva Ecija
Rest of Aurora
Zambales
Pampanga
Bulacan
Northern Quezon
Polillo Island
Camarines Norte
Camarines Sur
Catanduanes


Lawin now has maximum sustained winds of up to 195 kph near the center and gusts reaching 240 kph.

The typhoon was last spotted at 755 km east of Baler, Aurora, moving west northwest at 25 kph.

At Category 5, now possesses maximum sustained winds of up to 195 kph near the center and gusts reaching 240 kph.

The typhoon was last spotted at 755 km east of Baler, Aurora, moving west northwest at 25 kph.

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PAGASA warns of 5-meter high storm surges in Cagayan, Ilocos Norte, Isabela.

It can be remembered that Storm Surges caused so much destruction to Tacloban City when Yolanda hit in 2013.

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