First Posted 09:00:00 12/14/2015
Last Updated 09:00:00 12/15/2015
9:12 am Dec. 15, 2015 According to PDRRMC Opcen Jun Dacillo, preemptive evacuation affected 1,495 families provincewide and No casualties reported for Nona in Biliran.
9 am Dec. 15, 2015 Classes in all levels resume today as Typhoon #NonaPH continues to weaken and move away.
5 am Dec. 14, 2015: Pagasa lifted the Storm Signal Number 1 over Biliran Island. #NonaPH
8 pm Dec. 14, 2015 In Naval, Classes at all levels resume tomorrow.
Power outage. Fault still unidentified. Ongoing line inspection by Bileco. Affected are parts of Culaba and Kawayan.
In Culaba, as of 6 pm, 244 families evacuated to their respective evacuation centers. 202+224=426 total of evacuees in the municipality. Final report.
See the image. As of 10am, 14 Dec., the landfall of Nona’s eye is somewhere at the northeast tip of Samar Island. Her strength remained at app. 120kph near the center, heading towards Mindoro around early evening on the 15th. I am convinced Biliran will have a safe evening. Let us be alert for any development. Capt. Jose Jr Tupaz Obispo
BILECO Advisory: 8:30 am Dec. 14 2015 Biliran Island is already under Storm Signal No. 3. BILECO has launched Oplan Task Force Nona in preparation for the typhoon. ANY TIME today, power might be out due to strong winds and rains when Typhoon Nona makes landfall in Biliran Province. Please charge all chargeable equipment such as emergency lights, cellphones, radios, etc., while power is still up.
7:30 am Monday: Typhoon MELOR (NONA) is headed for shore– with the powerful core only hours away from NE Samar. The good news: the cyclone has weakened a little– now a Cat 3 with winds of 110 knots (125 mph) (that’s Cat 4 on the Oz scale). As I suspected (in the previous post), the cyclone went through an eyewall replacement cycle, yielding a larger eye and slightly weaker winds. But it’s still dangerous. MELOR will scrape the N coast of Samar during the afternoon, then come ashore in the Sorsogon province of the Bicol Region tonight. Members in N Samar, Sorsogon, and Albay may experience the typhoon’s full force, so rush preparations to completion NOW. Members in the rest of Bicol, CALABARZON, and MIMAROPA are along the typhoon’s path and may experience typhoon conditions as MELOR moves through the islands and weakens. – iCyclone