Typhoon Hagupit (Bagyong Ruby) is now moving near the province of Quezon and the island of Marinduque. Hagupit is now barely a typhoon as it continues to weaken. However, Hagupit is still very much a strong and dangerous cyclone and should not be underestimated. Sustained winds near the center are still at 120kph with gusts that may reach up to 175kph according to the latest JMA Warning. Heavy rains continue to pound the region as well.
IR Image from NOAA
PAGASA has placed the National Capital Region (Metro Manila) under Public Storm Warning Signal #2 today and the National Government has suspended classes in all levels and government offices in the region due to the approaching typhoon. Dozens of flights have been canceled as well and nearly 500 people are stranded in Batangas Port as all sea travel in the region has been suspended. Unfortunately, 2 people have been confirmed dead due to Typhoon Hagupit; both in the island of Iloilo. Dangerously stormy conditions will persist across Southern Luzon and nearby provinces throughout the day today.
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