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Typhoon #QuintaPH Batters Southern Luzon, Causing Damage and Floods in Its Wake

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Typhoon Quinta has arrived, and it’s not going easy on us. The typhoon made landfall last night in Albay, and has been steadily making its way through Southern Luzon. Heavy rains and floods were reported all through the night, with barangays issuing evacuation orders in vulnerable areas.

Brownouts have been experienced in a number of areas, causing a number of provinces and cities to issue school suspensions until the storm (and electricity) stabilizes.

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The typhoon is moving westward and won’t be out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility until Tuesday, October 27. According to The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), Typhoon Quinta will reach its peak intensity within 24 to 48 hours. That means while the storm is already raging on, what we’re experiencing might only be the beginning.

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Brace yourselves for the next few hours. Prepare your emergency lights, keep your phones fully charged, elevate objects in flood-prone areas in your home, and stay safe.

As of 9 A.M., Typhoon Quinta is heading for these areas:

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In summary, most parts of Batangas, Oriental Mindoro, and Occidental Mindoro are under Signal 3. Meanwhile, Quezon, Rizal, Laguna, Cavite, Metro Manila, Bulacan, Pampanga, and parts of Batangas, Oriental Mindoro, and Occidental Mindoro are under Signal 2. The rest of Luzon and parts of Aklan and Antique are under Signal 1.

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So far, here is the damage #QuintaPH has done to parts of Luzon:

In Albay

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In Camarines Sur

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In Batangas

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In Cavite

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In Laguna

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In Quezon

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In Metro Manila

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In Pampanga

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