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Hagupit clears Northeast Visayas, heads towards Southern Luzon

Posted by [email protected] on December 7, 2014 at 9:25 AM

Hagupit (Ruby) is now bearing down Masbate, and it has been in a weakening trend since 2 days ago. However, despite weakening, Hagupit remains a very dangerous and threatening typhoon. As of 8PM Philippine Time, Hagupit is packing winds of 75 knots (140 kph; 85 mph) with wind gusts of 105 knots (195 kph; 120 mph) as it slowly moves west-northwesterly towards Romblon.

There are several reports of damages over Leyte and Northern Cebu, despite that Hagupit beared down about several kilometers to the south of the typhoon, especially over Tacloban, Ormoc and Bantayan. Posts were downed by the strong winds, low-lying areas were flooded by the continuous heavy rains and in some areas, storm surge damage over the northwestern portions of Cebu.

Storm surge recorded in Toledo City, Cebu just a few miles or kilometers to the west of Cebu City.

To the north, Samar has unconfirmed reports of casualties after a landslide in a small community over the North part.

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