Coastal villages in Central Luzon warned of 2-meter-high storm surges
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Tuesday alerted coastal communities in four provinces in Central Luzon as well as in Manila of possible storm surges of up to two meters.
“Posibleng storm surge na aabot sa 1-2 metro ang taas sa baybaying dagat ng Manila, Bulacan, Pampanga, Bataan at Aurora,” according to a text alert from NDRMMC issued at 5:30 p.m.
“Lumikas ang mga nasa mababang lugar at baybaying dagat,” it said.
Also on Tuesday, the Pagasa weather bureau warned villages near the Pampanga River Basin that water levels might rise as Tropical Storm “Ulysses” approached the Luzon mainland.
State meteorologists warned low-lying communities to take precautionary measures as Ulysses might cause cause an upswell in the main Pampanga River and its tributaries and secondary streams.
Among the areas told to be on the alert were eastern parts of Nueva Ecija (Gabaldon, Laur, Bongabon, Rizal, Llanera, Pantabangan, Carranglan, San Jose City, Palayan City, Gen. Tinio and other immediate adjacent towns); eastern Bulacan area (San Miguel, San Ildefonso, San Rafael, Doña Remedios Trinidad, Norzagaray, Angat); Pampanga area (Arayat, Magalang, Porac, Mabalacat, Angeles City, Floridablanca), and Tarlac area (Bamban, Capas).
Storm surges in coastal areas could also be experienced in Pampanga and Bulacan, Pagasa warned.
Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 1 was raised in Bulacan, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac and parts of Zambales, as well as Metro Manila.
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