UPDATE : Higher chance ‘Hagupit’ will hit Philippines

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Hagupit was located at 1,543 kilometers east of Davao City at 10 a.m. today

Hagupit is bearing maximum sustained winds of 140 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gusts of 170 kph. It is still moving west northwest at 30 kph.

In a press briefing before noon, PAGASA forecaster Aldczar Aurelio said Hagupit will enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Thursday and affect Eastern Visayas by Friday or Saturday.

Aurelio said Hagupit, which will be locally named ‘Ruby,’ will be slowing down as it moves closer to the country.

PAGASA is still looking at two scenarios for Hagupit. In a press briefing this afternoon, PAGASA deputy administrator for operations and services Landrico Dalida Jr. said there is now a 75-percent chance that the typhoon will make landfall over Eastern Visayas and a 25-percent chance that it will recurve toward Japan.

As per GMA News

At least 56 provinces in parts of Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao have been deemed critical areas as Typhoon Hagupit approaches the country.
The list was disclosed during a meeting of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council and PAGASA on Wednesday afternoon.
Of the 56 provinces, 44 are in Alert Level C, and may suffer heavy damage to agriculture and disruption of travel and electrical power.
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Provinces under Alert Level B are expected to suffer moderate damage to agriculture with rain of five to 10 mm/hr (moderate to heavy) and winds of 30 to 60 kph.
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Metro Manila is in the list under Alert Level A, with rain of 5 to 10 mm/hr (moderate to heavy), and winds of 30 to 45 kph.

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Please Pray for the safety of our family in the Philippines.

Source (s) philstar,GMA

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