Typhoon Gorio Hits Philippines, Adds Strength on Way to China

Monday, 01 Jul 2013 11:30 AM

By Clyde Hughes

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Typhoon Gorio hit the Philippines on Sunday and then moved out into the West Philippines Sea and gained strength Monday as it headed toward southern China.

After hitting the Philippines, Typhoon Gorio reached maximum wind speeds of 75 miles per hour with gusts of 90 mph, according to the blog Typhoon Storm Watch. Typhoon Watch said the storm, internationally named Rumbia. was moving west-northwest at 15 mph and was predicted to make landfall in southeastern Guandong, China.

Forecaster Ricky Fabregas, with the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, told Ellalyn B. DeVera of the Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp. that Gorio picked up speed on Saturday evening through early Sunday.

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“It made landfall over Hernani, Eastern Samar at 8 a.m. Saturday, then in Sorsogon at 3 p.m. of the same day," Fabregas told the Manila Bulletin. "At around 2 a.m. Sunday, it made landfall over Batangas at about 2 a.m. and then Lubang Island at around 5 a.m. before advancing to the West Philippine Sea."

Fabregas said to the Manila Bulletin that the storm made landfall just south of heavily populated Manila about 2 a.m. Sunday. The storm sustained winds maxed out at 47 miles per hour, or 75 kilometers late Sunday, stronger than the 40 mph earlier Sunday, wrote Yahoo! Southeast Asia.

Yahoo reported that the National Disaster Coordinating Council in the Philippines reported no casualties from the storm Sunday. The council said the Gorio stranded more than 10,300 passengers trying to leave the country.

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The Philippines weather service maintained small craft warnings for fishermen, telling them they should not venture out into the western seaboard of Luzon due to big waves caused by Gorio. The weather services said the regions of Ilocos, Mimaropa and the provinces of Zambales and Pangasinan would continue to experience cloudy skies with light to moderate showers and thunderstorms.

Yahoo reported that weather service cautioned Philippines residents living in low-lying and mountainous areas about the possibility of flashfloods and landslides. Gorio is the seventh named typhoon in the Pacific in the 2013 season.

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