'Maring' makes landfall in Quezon, threatens Metro Manila


Posted at Sep 12 2017 12:13 PM | Updated as of Sep 12 2017 06:02 PM

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MANILA - Tropical Depression "Maring" made landfall in Mauban, Quezon Tuesday morning and is now headed towards Laguna province, according to state weather bureau PAGASA.

Maring made landfall in Mauban at 9 a.m. PAGASA weather forecaster Nicos Peñaranda said the weather disturbance dumped 537.5 mm of total rainfall in Quezon between Monday and Tuesday, almost twice the average monthly rainfall amount.

Several landslides have been recorded in Mauban while floods submerged parts of the neighboring town of Atimonan, local disaster officials told DZMM.

At 10 a.m., Maring was spotted in the vicinity of Laguna Lake, packing top sustained winds of 60 kilometers per hour near the center and gusts of up to 100 kph.

The cyclone, moving west northwest at 15 kph, is set to plow through Metro Manila, Bataan and Zambales.

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This PAGASA image shows the forecast track of "Maring."

PAGASA has raised Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 1 in the following areas:

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The stronger Typhoon Lannie meanwhile may enhance the habagat which could bring rains in Luzon Wednesday, said Dr. Esperanza Cayanan, head of PAGASA's Weather Services.

Lannie was last spotted 865 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes.

Visayas meanwhile may experience thunderstorms, Cayanan said.

Tuesday classes have already been suspended in Metro Manila and nearby provinces, while the Palace has also suspended work in government offices in affected regions.

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