Super Typhoon OMPONG(international name TyphoonMangkhut)is forecasted to make landfall in less than 18 hours (Saturday morning) in the vicinity of Peñablanca, Cagayan, with the eye passing through southern Cagayan (including Tuguegarao City) and northern Isabela.
Cagayan River and its tributaries are expected to be swollen due to consistent heavy rainfall beginning in the late afternoon and evening of 14 September. Eastern coastal areas of Cagayan and Isabela could potentially see storm surges of up to 6 meters.
All travel into Cagayan and its islands, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, and Batanes must now be suspended.
Travelers already in the region must limit their movements to the confines of their accommodation facilities, with adequate food and water,cellphones fully charged,in constant contact with staff on duty, and be aware of emergency procedures.
Travelers needing assistance should have these emergency numbers handy:
911 – National Emergency Number (operator-manned)
117 – Philippine National Police Contact Number (operator-manned)
Everyone is asked to heed typhoon emergency advisories from the local government units, PAGASA, and reputable news organizations.
The eye of Typhoon OMPONGat 2:00 pm today, was estimated at470 km. east of Baler, Aurora, with maximum sustained winds of 205 kph and gustiness of up to 255 kph moving west-northwest at 25 kph.
18 Hours (Tomorrow morning): In the vicinity of Peñablanca, Cagayan
48 Hours (Sunday morning):430 km West Northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte (Outside Philippine Area of Responsibility)
The next travel advisory will be issued on 17 September 2018.
DOT Cagayan Valley and Northern Philippine Islands