Updated 11PM August 13: Tropical Storm “HELEN” is expected to be at 120 km East of Tuguegarao City by tomorrow evening and at 160 km North of Laoag City or 170 km West Southwest of Basco, Batanes by Wedsnesday evening. By Thursday evening, it is expected to be at 430 km West Northwest of Basco, Batanes.
#2 (Winds of 61-100 kph is expected in at least 24 hrs)
Isabela and Cagayan
• Twigs and branches of trees may be broken
• Some banana plants may tilt or land flat on the ground
• Rice in flowering stage may suffer significant damage
• Some nipa and cogon houses may be partially unroofed
• Sea travel of small seacrafts and fishing boats is risky
#1 Quirino, Aurora, Nueva Vizcaya, Ifugao, Mt. Province, Ilocos Norte, Abra, Kalinga, Apayao, Babuyan & Calayan Grp. of Islands and Batanes Grp. of Islands.
(Winds of 30-60 kph is expected within the next 36 hours)
• Residents living in low lying and mountainous areas under public storm warning signal #2 and #1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas under public storm warning #2 are alerted against big waves or storm surges generated by this tropical cyclone.
• Tropical Storm “Helen” is expected to enhance the Southwest Monsoon that will bring rains over Luzon and Visayas especially over the western section.
• Estimated rainfall amount is from 15 – 35 mm per hour (heavy – torrential) within the 400 km diameter of the Tropical Storm.
• Intermittent light to moderate rains (2.5 – 7.5 mm/hr) are now affecting Central and Southern Luzon becoming more frequent moderate to heavy
rains (7.5 – 10.0 mm/hr) tonight over Camarines provinces, Quezon province, Rizal, Bulacan, Pampanga, Laguna, Cavite, Batangas, Mindoro,
Bataan, Zambales and Metro Manila.
• Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the Seaboards of Central and Southern Luzon and Visayas due to
Tropical Storm “Helen” and the Southwest Monsoon.
• The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 5 AM tomorrow.
Visit PAG-ASA website for further details of tropical storm Helen.