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Cagayan braces for typhoon Ramon landfall

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Disaster response and management teams in Cagayan meet at the Operations Center at the sub-capitol in Lal-lo on Nov. 18 in preparation for the impact of severe tropical storm Ramos, which was expected to make landfall in the province. — CAGAYAN PIO/SLMAPA

TYPHOON RAMON (international name: Kalmaegi) has intensified into a severe tropical storm, with maximum sustained winds of 100 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 125 kph, and was expected to make landfall over the northern part of Cagayan province by Monday evening or Tuesday morning. Weather bureau PAGASA has raised cyclone wind signals #1 and #2 in most of the Cagayan Valley Region and Cordillera Administrative Region as well as parts of Ilocos Region. Meanwhile, the incoming low pressure area was located at 1,320 km east of Eastern Visayas as of 2 p.m. Monday. PAGASA said it is expected to enter the Philippine within 24 hours and “is being monitored for potential tropical cyclone development.”

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