Storm signal lifted in Cebu

Posted on December 26, 2012

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Satellite image from Pagasa

The state weather bureau has lifted the public storm signal in the island of Cebu and Camotes Island.
With the lifting of the warnings by Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), the Cebu station of the Philippine Coast Guard has permitted all sea vessels to leave the port of Cebu except those going to destinations in the Western Visayas.
Typhoon Quinta was seen in the vicinity of Bantayan Island in northern Cebu around 7 a.m. last Wednesday. Pagasa placed northern Cebu and Camotes Island under public storm signal no. 2, and the rest of the island was under signal no. 1.Public storm signal no. 1 remains hoisted in Western Visayas, said Al Quiblat, chief of the Pagasa Mactan station.

As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, the eye of Quinta was spotted about 80 kilometers east of Coron, Palawan and moving westward at 24 kilometers per hour.

It is expected leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Friday morning./With reports from USJR Intern Michelle Joy L. Padayhag

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