Typhoon ‘Ompong’ leaves PH

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 16) — Typhoon Ompong left a trail of destruction in Northern Luzon before exiting the country Saturday night.

In a tweet, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration announced the typhoon exited what it called Philippine area of responsibility -- or the weather bureau’s monitoring space for weather disturbances -- at 9 p.m., less than a day after it hit land at the northeastern seaboard province of Cagayan.

 

Ompong was last tracked off Calayan Island in Cagayan, and heading to southern China.

The typhoon draws in winds from the southwest that bring rainfall, locally called habagat, in Western Visayas and MIMAROPA regions.

Authorities advised residents in low, mountainous, coastal or riverside areas to watch out for possible floods and landslides.

The weather bureau discouraged sea travel for small crafts.

Storm alerts are still up in a number of areas in Northern and Central Luzon and the Cordilleras.

Signal No. 2:

  • locos Norte
  • Ilocos Sur
  • La Union
  • Batanes

Signal No. 1:

  • Bataan
  • Cagayan including the Babuyan group of islands
  • Abra
  • Apayao
  • Kalinga
  • Mountain Province
  • Ifugao
  • Benguet
  • Pangasinan
  • Zambales