Typhoon in the Philippines?
I can’t get hold of my dad who lives in Calitcalit, San Juan, Batangas. Does anyone know what the situation is like there?
Thanks in advance
This was the status (chart below) of Typhoon Fengshen (Frank) Saturday, at it’s strongest passing Boracay. The winds at the storm center never exceeded category 2 by Saffir-Simpson Scale. And by the time it passed Batangas it was only a category 1 near the center.
As far as cell service, possibly some cell towers don’t have electricity so they can’t get service. The likely best means of contacting your dad and family would be by text messaging as the messages will get through where voice won’t. There only needs to be a brief connection, like when they’re moving around and get to a spot where the signal strength from a distant tower is enough for a text message to get through…
PHILIPPINE STORM SIGNAL # THREE (3)
In Effect: BORACAY, LUBANG IS., MINDORO, ROMBLON, MARINDUQUE, BURIAS IS., CALAMIAN GROUP, AKLAN, NORTHERN ANTIQUE, CAPIZ & NORTHERN ILOILO.
PHILIPPINE STORM WARNING SIGNAL # TWO (2)
In Effect: LAGUNA, CAVITE, BATANGAS, SOUTHERN QUEZON, CAMARINES SUR, ALBAY, SORSOGON, NORTHERN PALAWAN, CUYO IS., SAMAR PROVINCES, BILIRAN IS., LEYTE, REST OF ANTIQUE, REST OF ILOILO, NORTHERN ****** OCCIDENTAL, & NORTHERN CEBU.
PHILIPPINE STORM WARNING SIGNAL # ONE (1)
In Effect: METRO MANILA, REST OF PALAWAN, BATAAN, ZAMBALES, PAMPANGA, BULACAN, RIZAL, REST OF QUEZON, POLILLO IS., CAMARINES NORTE, CATANDUANES, REST OF ****** OCCIDENTAL, ****** ORIENTAL, REST OF CEBU, BOHOL, SOUTHERN LEYTE, & DINAGAT IS
Time/Date: 5:00 AM Sat June 21
Location of Eye: 11.8º N Lat 123.0º E Lon
Distance 1: 30 km (15 nm) NE of Roxas City
Distance 2: 80 km (43 nm) SW of Masbate, Masbate
Distance 3: 120 km (65 nm) East of Boracay
Distance 4: 215 km (115 nm) ESE of San Jose, Occ Mindoro
Distance 5: 200 km (108 nm) SSW of Naga City
Distance 6: 165 km (90 nm) SW of Legazpi City
Max Winds (1-min avg): 165 kph (90 kts) near the center
Peak Wind Gusts: 205 kph (110 kts)
Saffir-Simpson Scale: Category 2
Central Pressure: 956 millibars (hPa)
Recent Movement: West @ 13 kph (07 kts)
General Direction: Boracay-Romblon Area
Size (in Diameter): 555 km (300 nm) / Average
Max Sea Wave Height (near center): 18 ft (5.4 m)
View T2K Tracking Map: 5 AM HKT Sat June 21
Posted From Yahoo! Answers (for informational purposes only)