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‘Yoyong’ intensifies, heads to areas devastated by ‘Winnie’
Updated 05:55pm (Mla time) Dec 01, 2004
By Norman Bordadora
Inquirer News Service

TYPHOON “Yoyong” (international codename: Nanmadol) increased its strength as it continues on a path that threatens areas still reeling from the disastrous effects of tropical depression “Winnie.”

With winds of as strong as 160 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of 195 kph, the typhoon is threatening the heavily affected provinces of Quezon, Aurora, and Nueva Ecija, as well as parts of Bicol region.

The weather bulletin issued by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) showed “Yoyong's” position at 740 km east of Guiuan town, Eastern Samar province or 890 km east-southeast of Virac town, Catanduanes province as of 10 a.m. on Wednesday.

PAGASA has raised public storm signal No. 2 over the provinces of Quezon, Aurora, Catanduanes, Sorsogon, Albay, Camarines Norte and Sur, and Northern Samar, including Polilio and Burias islands.

Signal No. 1 has been raised over the provinces of Masbate, Romblon, Marinduque, Rizal, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Pangasinan, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Benguet, La Union, Ifugao, Isabela, Mt. Province, Ilocos Norte and Sur, Abra, Kalinga, Cagayan, Apayao, Eastern Samar, Western Samar, and Biliran Island.

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