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'Vinta' poses threat to southern Palawan.

ALBAY, Philippines State weather forecasters said "Vinta" is posing a threat over southern Palawan as itintensifiedinto a severetropical stormSaturday. At 4 p.

m. Saturday, the eye of "Vinta" was located at230 kilometers south of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan or 170 km west of Balabac, Palawan,PAGASA said in its 5 p.

m. severe weather bulletin.

It packs maximum sustained winds of up to 90 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 115 kph. Storm signal warning no.

2 is still raised over southern Palawan while the rest of the province is still placed under signal no. 1.

PAGASA said "Vinta" will bring scattered towidespread moderate to heavy rains over Palawan, while scattered light to moderate heavy rains are expectedover Visayas, Mindanao and the rest of MIMAROPA within 24 hours. "Residents of these areas must take appropriate actions against flooding and landslides, coordinate with their respective local disaster risk reduction and management offices, and continue monitoring for updates," PAGASAsaid.

Nation ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: 1 The agency warned that sea travel remains risky over the seaboards of areas under public storm signal warnings, the southern seaboard of Mindoro provinces and the western seaboard ofAklanand Antique. LIST:Passengers, sea vehicles stranded due to Tropical Storm Vinta "Vinta" is expected to make landfall over southern Palawan on Saturday night and leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility on between Sunday morning and afternoon.

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Publication:Philippines Star (Manila, Philippines)
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Date:Dec 23, 2017
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