Typhoon Quiel (Nalgae)

October 3, 2011: Typhoon Quiel (Nalgae) hits the Philippines less than 4 days after the last Typhoon Pedring (Nesat) leaves destruction over Northern Luzon

Meteorological Report:
Meteorological REPORT on typhoon Quiel (Nalgae) - Initial assessment

There's no break for the Philippines. The same day that Typhoon Pedring (Nesat) was leaving the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), another typhoon entered the PAR, once again threatening the population which is still recovering from the last typhoon's damages.

On Saturday October 1, Typhoon Quiel (Nalgae) made landfall over Dinapigue, Isabela before crossing over the mountainous lands of Northern Luzon Island, where the agricultural plains were still saturated from the last typhoon's strong rains. The same municipalities affected by Typhoon Pedring (Nesat) were also affected by Quiel (Nalgae).

According to the latest Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical & Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather bulletin issued on Sunday October 2, at 10:30p.m., Typhoon Quiel (Nalgae) had weakened into a storm and was moving away from the PAR, heading towards Hainan Island.

Mild Southwest Monsoon spreading across Palawan, Visayas, Bicol Region, South-western and Southern Luzon is becoming intense along the western sections, therefore rains with thunderstorms and squalls are expected over the area.

Up to now, Quiel (Nalgae) has caused 3 confirmed casualties, 6 persons are still missing. More than 159,000 persons have been affected in 49 municipalities and 5 cities and 5732 houses have been damaged in the Cagayan Valley, Luzon, Ilocos and in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) (as reported on October 3, 2011, at 6:00 a.m., by the National Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council, NDRRMC).

September 29, 2011: Typhoon Pedring (Nesat) leaves the Philippines with 35 casualties while Tropical Storm Quiel (Nalgae) has just entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR)

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According to the latest PAGASA weather bulletin issued this morning at 5:00 a.m., Typhoon Pedring (Nesat) continues to move away from the country and is now out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). However, it will continue to enhance the Southwest Monsoon and bring scattered to widespread rains over Western Luzon.

Up to now, Pedring (Nesat) has caused 35 confirmed casualties, 45 persons are still missing. More than 184,000 persons have been affected in 31 provinces and 6133 houses have been damaged (as reported by the National Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council, NDRRMC). The estimated agricultural, infrastructure and school building damage amounts to more than 1147 million PhP.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Nalgae, now named Quiel by PAGASA, was estimated this morning (4:00a.m.) at 1330km east of Northern Luzon (18.3°N, 134.8°E), with maximum sustainable winds of 105km/h near the centre and gustiness of up to 135km/h. It has just entered the PAR and has been moving west to west-south westward during the past twelve hours. The Initial Forecast projection shows a passage across the shores of outer Northern Luzon on Sunday. Although Quiel (Nalgae) is still too far to directly affect any part of the country, residents and visitors throughout Northern Luzon should closely monitor its evolution.

Source: JTMC/SATOPS: valid time 28/1800Z

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