Storm signals lifted as 'Nando' moves away from PH
MANILA – All public storm warning signals have been lifted as tropical storm "Nando" continues to move away from the Philippines, PAGASA said.
PAGASA said as of 4 a.m., Nando was located 310 kilometers north northeast of Basco, Batanes or 110 kms east of Taiwan.
Nando picked up strength, now bearing maximum sustained winds of 105 kilometers per hour near the center and gusts of up to 135 kph.
The storm also gained speed, moving north at 19 kph. With this speed and direction, the storm is expected to leave the Philippine area of responsibility by Thursday afternoon.
An estimated rainfall amount of 10 - 25 millimeters per hour (heavy to intense) is expected within the storm's 500-km diameter.
Nando continues to enhance the southwest monsoon (habagat) which will bring moderate to heavy rains and thunderstorms over Calayan, Babuyan and the Batanes group of Islands.
Meanwhile, light to moderate rains and thunderstorms are expected over the rest of Northern Luzon. PAGASA said sea travel remains risky over the seaboards of Northern Luzon.
1 dead, 1 hurt
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), meanwhile, said the storm has so far claimed one life.
The first fatality from the storm was identified as Fernando Briones, a 59-year-old drowning victim from Almagro, Samar.
Weller Golloso, a 51-year-old resident of Barangay Inararan, Bulan, Sorsogon, was injured after being swept by strong water current while crossing a spillway last August 26.
The NDRRMC also reported a landslide incident in Camp 8, Bontoc Village in Baguio City. No one was reported injured in the incident.
The storm has affected at least 2,749 people from Laoag City, Ilocos Norte; Almagro, Samar; and Tublay, Benguet.