Typhoon Vongfong - updates

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Typhoon Ambo causes P1.37 billion in damage to agriculture

May 26, 2020 - 8:55 PM

The Department of Agriculture says Typhoon Ambo (Vongfong) affected 70,533 farmers and fisherfolk in the Cordillera Administrative Region, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol, and Eastern Visayas

Residents brave rains and strong wind as they walk past uprooted trees along a highway in Can-avid town, Eastern Samar province, central Philippines on May 14, 2020, as Typhoon Vongfong makes landfall. - A powerful typhoon hit the central Philippines on May 14, forcing a complicated and risky evacuation for tens of thousands already hunkered down at home during the coronavirus pandemic. Because of the twin threat of the storm and the virus, evacuation centres in the central Philippines will only accept half their capacity and evacuees will have to wear facemasks. (Photo by Alren BERONIO / AFP)

What LGUs can do to prepare for disasters amid coronavirus outbreak

May 22, 2020 - 3:27 PM

Here are some ways that local governments can prepare for disasters during the coronavirus outbreak

Northern Samar under state of calamity due to Typhoon Ambo aftermath

May 22, 2020 - 11:57 AM

The province reels from the damage brought by Typhoon Ambo's strong winds and rain, on top of the coronavirus outbreak

FLOOD. Typhoon Ambo floods Las Navas town in Northern Samar. Photo from Teacher FA Abuque and Northern Samar Provincial Information Office

#ReliefPH: Help badly-hit towns recover from Typhoon Ambo

May 21, 2020 - 2:49 PM

With their disaster funds already nearly depleted by coronavirus-related preparations, local governments and groups appeal to the public to help their towns recover from Typhoon Ambo

JIPAPAD TOWN. Muddy floodwaters in parts of the town on May 16, 2020. Photo from the Facebook page of Governor Ben Evardone

Reeling from Typhoon Ambo, Eastern Samar town appeals for help

May 19, 2020 - 10:33 AM

The municipal government of Oras is seeking donations to help its residents bounce back after Typhoon Ambo destroyed their homes and their livelihood. Here's how you can help.

FLOODED. Several barangays in the municipality of Oras, Eastern Samar, under water after Typhoon Ambo brought torrential rains on May 14, 2020. All photos from Oras Mayor Viviane Alvarez

Ambo weakens into low pressure area

May 17, 2020 - 5:30 PM

Signal No. 1 is lifted in Batanes, but PAGASA says there will still be rain in the province until Sunday evening, May 17

Tropical Depression Ambo barely moving over Luzon Strait

May 17, 2020 - 6:35 AM

Tropical Depression Ambo (Vongfong) is likely to weaken into a low pressure area in the next 12 to 24 hours, says PAGASA at 5 am on Sunday, May 17

Ambo weakens into tropical depression over Luzon Strait

May 16, 2020 - 9:20 PM

Signal No. 1 remains up in parts of Northern Luzon as of 8 pm on Saturday, May 16, even as Ambo (Vongfong) continues to weaken

Tropical Storm Ambo speeds up over West Philippine Sea

May 16, 2020 - 5:55 PM

Tropical Storm Ambo (Vongfong) is 110 kilometers north northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, as of late Saturday afternoon, May 16

Tropical Storm Ambo maintains strength off Ilocos Sur

May 16, 2020 - 9:20 AM

Tropical Storm Ambo (Vongfong) is over the coastal waters of Santa Cruz, Ilocos Sur, early Saturday morning, May 16

Tropical Storm Ambo moves over Benguet

May 16, 2020 - 6:20 AM

PAGASA says Tropical Storm Ambo (Vongfong) will continue crossing Northern Luzon before emerging over the coastal waters of the Ilocos Region on Saturday, May 16

Severe Tropical Storm Ambo crossing Bulacan, Nueva Ecija

May 16, 2020 - 12:35 AM

Signal Nos. 1 and 2 remain raised in many parts of Luzon as of 11 pm on Friday, May 15, even as Severe Tropical Storm Ambo (Vongfong) continues to weaken

Ambo off to Bulacan after making 7th landfall in Quezon

May 15, 2020 - 8:50 PM

Severe Tropical Storm Ambo (Vongfong) makes its 7th landfall in Real, Quezon, then heads for Bulacan early Friday evening, May 15

Ambo weakens into severe tropical storm

May 15, 2020 - 3:15 PM

Though Ambo (Vongfong) is no longer a typhoon as of early Friday afternoon, May 15, it will continue to bring heavy rain and strong winds to areas in its path

Typhoon Ambo heading for northern Quezon, Laguna

May 15, 2020 - 12:30 PM

Typhoon Ambo (Vongfong) hits the southern part of Quezon on Friday morning, May 15. The next areas in its path are the northern part of Quezon and the neighboring province of Laguna.

Typhoon Ambo forces 140,000 from homes in virus-hit Philippines

May 15, 2020 - 10:56 AM

Many spaces normally used as storm shelters are currently in use as quarantine sites for people suspected of being infected with coronavirus

SHELTER. Residents in Barangay Maoyod, Legazpi City fix their houses before Typhoon Ambo hit Albay province May 15. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

Typhoon Ambo makes 6th landfall in Quezon, rain begins in Metro Manila

May 15, 2020 - 9:20 AM

PAGASA warns of moderate to heavy rain – possibly intense at times – as Typhoon Ambo (Vongfong) crosses more areas in Luzon on Friday, May 15

Typhoon Ambo makes 5th landfall in Burias Island

May 15, 2020 - 6:25 AM

After making landfall 5 times, Typhoon Ambo (Vongfong) could hit land again in the Bondoc Peninsula in the southern part of Quezon on Friday morning, May 15

Typhoon Ambo bringing heavy rain to Sorsogon, Ticao Island

May 15, 2020 - 12:30 AM

Typhoon Ambo (Vongfong) is back over water late Thursday evening, May 14, but could soon make landfall again in Bicol

Typhoon Ambo maintains strength as it crosses Northern Samar

May 14, 2020 - 8:55 PM

Dozens of areas are under Signal Nos. 1, 2, and 3 as of 8 pm on Thursday, May 14, as Typhoon Ambo (Vongfong) continues to barrel through the island of Samar

Typhoon Ambo lashes Samar after landfall

May 14, 2020 - 6:30 PM

PAGASA says late Thursday afternoon, May 14, that Typhoon Ambo (Vongfong) is 'bringing violent winds and heavy to intense rain' while in the vicinity of San Jose de Buan, Samar

Typhoon Ambo makes landfall in Eastern Samar

May 14, 2020 - 1:15 PM

(UPDATED) Typhoon Ambo (Vongfong) hits the town of San Policarpo in the province of Eastern Samar on Thursday, May 14

Typhoon Ambo set to make landfall in Northern or Eastern Samar

May 14, 2020 - 12:00 PM

PAGASA says Typhoon Ambo (Vongfong) could hit Northern Samar or Eastern Samar early Thursday afternoon, May 14

Stronger Typhoon Ambo threatens Eastern, Northern Samar

May 14, 2020 - 9:20 AM

More areas are placed under tropical cyclone wind signals as of 8 am on Thursday, May 14, including Metro Manila, which is now under Signal No. 1

Typhoon Ambo strengthens again, moves closer to Northern Samar

May 14, 2020 - 6:30 AM

Typhoon Ambo (Vongfong) is now expected to make landfall in Northern Samar on Thursday, May 14, in the afternoon or evening

Ambo rapidly intensifies into a typhoon

May 13, 2020 - 11:55 PM

Typhoon Ambo (Vongfong) has maximum winds of 130 km/h and gustiness of up to 160 km/h as of Wednesday evening, May 13, still approaching Eastern Visayas and Bicol

Typhoon Vongfong slams into Japan

Oct 13, 2014 - 8:09 AM

UPDATED Winds of up to 180 kilometers 112 miles per hour whipped ashore as the typhoon made landfall in Makurazaki on Kyushu island at around 8:30 am local time

Huge waves generated by typhoon Vongfong hit the coast in Yomitan village, on the island of Okinawa, southern Japan, 12 October 2014. Hitoshi Maeshiro/EPA

Japan's main islands brace for powerful typhoon

Oct 12, 2014 - 12:24 PM

The monster storm hit the southern Okinawan islands over the weekend and is now moving towards the main Kyushu and Honshu islands

Powerful typhoon churns towards Japan

Oct 11, 2014 - 1:25 PM

The Joint Typhoon Warning Center has downgraded the storm from a super typhoon but officials said it remained large and very strong

Large waves generated by typhoon Vongfong hit the coast in Hamagawa, Chatan town, on the island of Okinawa, southern Japan. Photo by EPA/HITOSHI MAESHIRO

Japan braces for powerful typhoon Vongfong

Oct 10, 2014 - 1:46 PM

Packing gusts of up to 252 kilometers per hour the typhoon is heading to the southern Okinawa island chain at a speed of 10 kilometers per hour

VONGFONG. This October 9, 2014, infrared satellite image from The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows Super Typhoon Vongfong in the western Pacific Ocean. NOAA/AFP Photo

Typhoon Ompong enters PAR

Oct 07, 2014 - 5:52 PM

The typhoon was spotted 1 400 kilometers east of Tuguegarao City It is still too far to be affecting any part of the country says PAGASA