PAGASA: Ruby Weakens Slightly, But 47 Provinces Still at Risk

PAGASA: Ruby Weakens Slightly, But 47 Provinces Still at Risk

State weather agency reported Friday that Typhoon Ruby has weakened to 195 kph and decreased its reach.

However, 47 provinces still remained on PAGASA’s list of “Potential High Risk Areas.”

As of Thursday, PAGASA identified 56 provinces as critical as Typhoon Ruby headed for the archipelago.

PAGASA added that Ruby reduces its forecast tract, lowering to 600 km diameter from the previous 700.

The weather bureau advised those in the 47 provinces to continue being watchful of the typhoon’s movement.

The 47 provinces considered high-risk include:

Aklan
Albay
Antique
Aurora
Bataan
Batangas
Benguet
Biliran
Bohol
Bulacan
Camarines Norte
Camarines Sur
Capiz
Catanduanes
Cavite
Cebu
Dinagat Island
Eastern Samar
Guimaras
Iloilo
La Union
Laguna
Leyte
Marinduque
Masbate
Metro Manila
Negros Occidental
Negros Oriental
Northern Samar
Nueva Ecija
Nueva Vizcaya
Occidental Mindoro
Oriental Mindoro
Palawan
Pampanga
Pangasinan
Quezon
Quirino
Rizal
Romblon
Samar
Sorsogon
Southern Leyte
Surigao del Norte
Surigao del Sur
Tarlac
Zambales

Source: GMA News Online