MANILA -- Super typhoon "Yolanda" (international name Haiyan) has made its fifth landfall in Iloilo on Friday, state weather bureau PAGASA said.
In a post on its Twitter account, PAGASA said Yolanda made landfall over Concepcion, Iloilo at 12 noon.
Yolanda first made landfall over Guiuan, Eastern Samar at 4:40 a.m. It made a second landfall over Tolosa, Leyte at 7 a.m.
The third landfall was recorded at 9:40 a.m. in Daanbantayan, Cebu while the fourth landfall was at 10:40 a.m. in Bantayan Island, Cebu.
In a press briefing Friday morning, weather forecaster Aldczar Aurelio Aurelio said Yolanda has maintained its strength, packing maximum sustained winds of 215 kilometers per hour (kph) and gusts of up to 250 kph.
Fifteen areas have remained under public storm signal number 4. These areas should expect winds of more than 185 kph in at least 12 hours.
- Southern Occidental Mindoro
- Southern Oriental Mindoro
- Calamian Group of Island
- Northern Cebu
- Cebu City
- Bantayan Island
- Northern Negros Occidental
Signal number 3 (winds of 101 to 185 kph in at least 18 hours) is up over the following areas:
- Rest of Occidental Mindoro
- Rest of Oriental Mindoro
- Burias Island
- Ticao Island
- Northern Palawan
- Puerto Princesa City
- Northern Samar
- Eastern Samar
- Southern Leyte
- Rest of Cebu
- Negros Oriental
- Rest of Negros Occidental
- Camotes Island
- Biliran Province
- Dinagat Province
Signal number 2 (winds of 61 to 100 kph in at least 24 hours) is up over Bataan, Metro Manila, Rizal, Cavite, Laguna Batangas, Southern Quezon, Camarines Sur, Lubang Island, Rest of Palawan, Albay, Siquijor, Surigao del Norte, Siargao and Camiguin.
Meanwhile, signal number 1 is raised over Pampanga, Zambales, Bulacan, Camarines Norte, Rest of Quezon, Polilio Island, Catanduanes, Surigao del Sur, Misamis Oriental and Agusan del Norte. These areas should expect winds of 30 to 60 kph in at least 36 hours.
After hitting Panay Island, Yolanda will pass in the Southern part of Mindoro then Busuanga. It will exit the Philippine landmass at around 8 to 10 p.m. towards to West Philippine Sea.
The super typhoon is expected to exit the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) at around 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, after which the country can expect a gradual improvement of weather, Aurelio said.
An estimated rainfall amount of 10 to 30 millimeters per hour (heavy to intense) is expected within Yolanda's 400-kilometer diameter.
Sea travel is risky over the seaboards of Northern Luzon and the eastern seaboard of Central Luzon.
Residents in low lying and mountainous areas under signal nos. 4, 3 and 2 are alerted against possible flash floods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas under signal nos. 4, 3 and 2 are alerted against storm surges which may produce waves with height of at least 7 meters, PAGASA said.