As of 4:00 am, November 8, super typhoon Yolanda has made land fall over Guiuan, Eastern Samar.
It has a maximum sustained winds of 235 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 275 kph.
Super typhoon Yolanda is still maintaining a movement speed of 39 kph moving West Northwest.
As of 7:00 am, super typhoon Yolanda was at 141 km East Northeast of Mactan and will pass Cebu between 8:00 am to 11:00 am this morning, according to Vangie Tolentino, Weather Specialist-2.
Cebu City is now put under public storm warning signal number 4 together with Masbate including Ticao Island , Southern Sorsogon and Romblon Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Samar, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Biliran ovince, Northern Cebu, Bantayan and Camotes Islands, Northern Negros Occidental, Capiz, Aklan, Antique, Iloilo, Guimaras, and Dinagat Province.
Places that are put under public storm signal number 3 are rest of Sorsogon, Burias Island, Albay, Marinduque, Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Calamian Group of Islands, rest of Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, rest of Cebu and Bohol, Surigao del Norte and Siargao Island.
Places put under public storm signal number 2 are Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, Southern Quezon, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Metro Manila, Cavite, Bataan, Lubang Islands and Northern Palawan including Puerto Princesa Siquijor Camiguin, Surigao Del Sur and Agusan del Norte.
Places put under public storm signal number 1 are Camarines Norte, rest of Quezon including Polilio Island, Bulacan, Pampanga, Zambales
Misamis Oriental and Agusan del Sur.
According to PAGASA, Yolanda has an estimated rainfall amount ranging from 10 – 30 mm per hour within the 400 km diameter.
Super Typhoon Yolanda is expected to weaken on Friday evening, but still under catergory 4 super typhoon, and will move out Philipine Area of Responsibility by Saturday evening.
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