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Philippines, The Northern Mariana Islands – Tropical Cyclone Yutu Update (GDACS, JTWC, PAGASA, Media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 29 October 2018)

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  • Following its passage over the Northern Mariana Islands as an intense typhoon, YUTU ("Rosita" in the Philippines) weakened as it continued west. On 29 October at 0.00 UTC its centre was located approx. 440 km east of Dilasag Town (Central Luzon Region, Philippines), with maximum sustained winds of 167 km/h (typhoon).

  • It is forecast to make landfall late in the afternoon of 30 October, close to Dilasag and Casiguran towns with projected maximum sustained winds of 130-157 km/h. Heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge could affect central and northern Luzon over 29-30 October.

  • As of 29 October, a tropical cyclone warning Signal No. 3 is in effect for stormy weather over Luzon Island.

  • One person was reportedly killed and 133 people injured on Saipan Island (the Northern Mariana Islands) following YUTU's passage. Damage was also sustained to buildings and power lines.