Storm signal lifted in the Calamianes

DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu instructs all its departments to address issues that pertain to water and air pollution and solid waste management. (file photo)


State weather bureau PAGASA has lifted storm signal no. 1 in Northern Palawan, including Calamian Group of Islands, on Thursday morning, November 2.

This as Tropical Depression Ramil, now intensified into a Tropical Storm, continues to move westward at 16 kph over the West Philippine Sea, according to PAGASA’s 11 a.m. advisory.

As it moved closer to Calamian Group of Islands, the tropical depression left three dead in a drowning incident in Busuanga town on Wednesday afternoon.

Tropical Storm Ramil’s eye was last seen 10 a.m. at 365 km of Coron town. It packs maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph.

PAGASA said light to moderate with possible occasional heavy rains during thunderstorms will still prevail over Palawan.

Ramil is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility Friday night or Saturday early morning.

 

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