PAGASA: Typhoon Bising slightly weakens; Signal no. 2 lifted

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PAGASA on Wednesday morning lifted storm signal number 2 in some parts of the country as Typhoon Bising was seen to have slowed down while approaching northern Luzon.

Bising is the country’s second storm this year, which has left in its wake at least 3 dead, 10 injured, and 1 missing. The typhoon hit Bicol, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas and Davao region.

About 59,098 families or 229,829 people were forced to leave their homes in Bicol region, Eastern Visayas, and Caraga.

Bising (international name: Surigae) is forecast to move north or north northwest until early Thursday when it will be nearest to the northern Luzon landmass, PAGASA said in its 11 a.m. bulletin.

Tropical cyclone wind signal no.1, which may cause slight damage to some houses of very light materials or makeshift structures, remains over the following areas:

  • Batanes
  • Cagayan including Babuyan Islands
  • eastern portion of Apayao (Luna, Santa Marcela, Flora, Pudtol)
  • eastern portion of Kalinga (Pinukpuk, Rizal)
  • eastern portion of Isabela (Ilagan, San Mariano, Palanan, Divilacan, Maconacon, San Pablo, Cabagan, Tumauini, Santa Maria, Delfin Albano, Santo Tomas, Quezon, Quirino, Gamu, Naguilian, Benito Soliven, Reina Mercedes, Mallig, Burgos, Roxas, Cauayan City, Luna, San Manuel, Cabatuan, Aurora, Dinapigue, San Mateo, Alicia, Angadanan, San Guillermo, Echague, Jones, San Agustin, San Isidro)
  • northeastern portion of Quirino (Maddela)
  • northern portion of Aurora (Casiguran, Dilasag)

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