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UNDRO 89/1863

TYPHOON 'SARA' - PHILIPPINES
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
11 SEPTEMBER 1989

1. TYPHOON 'SARA' (LOCAL NAME OPENG) HIT NORTHERN LUZON ON 10 SEPTEMBER. UNOFFICIAL REPORTS INDICATE MORE THAN 10 PERSONS DEAD IN ILOCOS SUR AND BENGUET DIVISIONS AND 4,000 PEOPLE AFFECTED BY HEAVY RAINS AND FLOODS.

2. EYE OF TYPHOON ESTIMATED TO BE 120 KM NORTHEAST OF BATANES DIVISION AND TO MOVE NORTHWEST AT SPEED OF 11 KM/H TOWARDS SOUTHERN TAIWAN WITH WINDS UP TO 150 KM/H NEAR CENTER.