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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Typhoon 1415: KALMAEGI (Int) or LUIS (Ph)

Courtesy PAGASA

Sta. Barbara

Sep. 14, 2014 - 10:45 AM

This will be the second typhoon this year making landfall in the Philippines.

It's now rainy weather all morning and sometimes stormy wind. We have signal #1 warning now.

It seems, according to the forecast of the PAGASA, that the center of the typhoon will pass by north of us.

Landfall is expected this evening in province Cagayan or Isabella.

Sep. 14, 2014 - 08:00 PM

Weather is still the same, some heavy torrential rains and alternating with more or less dry periods. Wind force is not really increased. Public warning signal for Pangasinan (our province) has been raised to #2.

Now and then lightening and thunder, distance more than 1 km.

I miss my weather station, which was broken a couple of months ago, as to measure the wind speed & direction, rain fall and atmospheric pressure changes. Hopefully I can restore it again by the end of the year. We still have no flooding around our compound.

Typhoon landfall has been reported to have occurred at 17.00 at the Cagayan-Isabella border. 

Sep. 15, 2014 - 06:00 AM

During the night stormy weather and a lot of rain. One window is leaking, to be repaired soon.

Around our compound everything is flooded. Via Facebook we heard that some other barangay's are flooded as well in Sta. Barbara.

Our compound is not flooded, apart from one area where we still have to do some landscaping (part of the driveway). We have also no visible damage to our new trees.

Public Storm Warning Signal (PSWS) has been lowered again to #1 for Pangasinan.

Around 02.00 am this morning the eye has left the Philippines and is now heading for China or Vietnam.

Sep. 15, 2014 - 01:30 PM

The flood is now worse as ever before since we live here. It seems that a dyke from the river has been broken, although not confirmed in the news statement below.

In Inter-Aksyon news I found this statement among many other similar ones:

Sta. Barbara in Pangasinan also declared itself in a state of calamity with 12 of its barangays -- Alibago, Dolongue, Malanay, Primicias, Songquil, Tebag East, Tuliao, Banaoang, Erfe, Minien West, Nilombot, and Tebag West -- underwater.
The flooding in these villages was caused by the swelling of the town's Sinocalan River because of heavy rains in the mountains northeast of Pangasinan.

Sep. 16, 2014 - 09:00 AM

I have been on watch last night until 2.00 AM this early morning. Measuring the water level. At that time I was sure the water level had stabilized and would not further rise. The highest level measured was 9.5 inch under ground level of our house.

The weather is normal again, no storm anymore and the sun is shining again.

I expect that it will take 1-3 days before the flood is dissolved. In our compound it will be 1-2 days only.

The death toll of this typhoon - in the Philippines - is limited to 10-20 people.


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