Tropical Storm Pepeng

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Tropical Storm Pepeng
Typhoon (JMA)
Category 4 typhoon (SSHS)
Parma being declared as a category 4 super typhoon on Oct 1, 2009

Parma being declared as a category 4 super typhoon on Oct 1, 2009
Formed September 23, 2009
Dissipated Still active
Highest
winds
195 km/h (120 mph) (10-minute sustained)
240 km/h (150 mph) (1-minute sustained)
Lowest pressure 920 hPa (mbar)
Fatalities None reported
Damage Minimal
Areas
affected
Micronesia, Philippines
Part of the
2009 Pacific typhoon season

Tropical Storm Pepeng (international name: Parma) is considered one of the strongest but slow-moving, and the longest staying tropical storm to hit the Philippines. Tropical storm Pepeng hit the Philippines days after Tropical storm Ondoy hit Central Luzon Region and caused massive flooding in Metro Manila.

At 4:00 AM, 2 October 2009, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) reported the typhoon at 270 km East of Virac, Catanduanes (14.0°N 127.0°E) with maximum sustained winds of 195 kph and gustiness of up to 230 kph. The typhoon moved West Northwest at 19 kph until it reached northern Luzon. The weather bureau forecasted typhoon Pepeng at 60 kms of Casiguran, Aurora on the morning of Saturday (October 3) then to Aurora-Isabela area at noon, 80 kms West of Laoag City in the morning of October 4, and 400 kms West Southwest of Basco, Batanes in the morning of October 5.

The typhoon exited from landfall after two days of battering northern Luzon and remained in the Philippine area of responsibility only return three days after making a second landfall in Cagayan province.

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Timeline

On September 30, 2009 at 4:00 in the afternoon, PAGASA forecasted its location to be at 630 east of northeast of Borongan, Eastern Samar. On September 29, 2009, the storm was located 160 kilometers nautical miles northeast of Palau and moved northwestward to the territorial waters of the Philippines. It made landfall only on October 4 hitting the Cagayan Valley Region in northern Luzon. The storm path is headed towards Taiwan. On October 7, 2009 PAGASA announced that Typhoon Pepeng remains stationary in the province of Isabela and is packing maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour near the center.

PAGASA Track as of 8 a.m., 02 October 2009

Forecast (October 4)

  • For Monday morning

260 km West Northwest of Laoag City or 280 km West of Basco, Batanes

  • Tuesday morning

320 km West Northwest of Basco, Batanes

Public Storm Warning Signal (October 1)

On October 1, 2009, 11:00 am, PAGASA hoisted the following storm signals in the following areas:

Signal No. 1

  • Luzon
  1. Camarines Norte
  2. Camarines Sur
  3. Catanduanes

Public Storm Warning Signal (October 2)

On October 2, 2009, 11:00 am, PAGASA hoisted the following storm signals in the following areas:

Signal No. 2

  • Luzon
  1. Catanduanes
  2. Camarines Norte
  3. Northern Quezon
  4. Aurora
  5. Polillo Islands
  6. Isabela

Signal No. 1

  • Luzon
  1. Ilocos Norte
  2. Ilocos Sur
  3. Abra
  4. Apayao
  5. Kalinga
  6. Cagayan
  7. Babuyan Islands
  8. Mt. Province
  9. Ifugao
  10. Benguet
  11. La Union
  12. Nueva Vizcaya
  13. Quirino
  14. Pangasinan
  15. Nueva Ecija
  16. Tarlac
  17. Zambales
  18. Pampanga
  19. Bulacan
  20. Rizal
  21. Southern Quezon
  22. Camarines Sur
  23. Albay
  24. Sorsogon
  25. Burias Island
  • Visayas
  1. Northern Samar

No storm signal #3 was issued by PAGASA, since the typhoon has not made landfall yet and still away in the Pacific Ocean.

Public Storm Warning Signal (October 3)

On October 3, 2009, 11:00 am, PAGASA hoisted the following storm signals in the following areas:

Signal No. 3

  • Luzon
  1. Batanes group of Island
  2. Cagayan
  3. Babuyan Island
  4. Calayan Island
  5. Ilocos Norte
  6. Abra
  7. Apayao
  8. Kalinga
  9. Northern Isabela

Signal No. 2

  • Luzon
  1. Rest of Isabela
  2. Ilocos Sur
  3. Mt. Province
  4. Ifugao

Signal No. 1

  • Luzon
  1. La Union
  2. Benguet
  3. Nueva Vizcaya
  4. Quirino
  5. Aurora
  6. Nueva Ecija
  7. Eastern Pangasinan

Public Storm Warning Signal (October 4)

On October 4, 2009 at 4:00 am, PAGASA hoisted the following storm signals in the following areas:

  • Luzon

Signal No. 3

  1. Batanes Group of Island
  2. Northern Cagayan
  3. Babuyan Island
  4. Calayan Island
  5. Ilocos Norte
  6. Apayao

Signal No. 2

  1. Ilocos Sur
  2. Abra
  3. Kalinga
  4. Rest of Cagayan

Signal No. 1

  1. La Union
  2. Benguet
  3. Mt. Province
  4. Ifugao
  5. Isabela
  6. Pangasinan
  7. Nueva Vizcaya

Public Storm Warning Signal (October 5)

On October 5, 2009 at 11:00 am, following storm signals were still hoisted in the following areas even if typhoon Pepeng already passed northern Ilocos Region and Cagayan Valley Region:

  • 'Luzon

Signal No. 2

  1. Ilocos Norte

Signal No. 1

  1. Ilocos Sur
  2. Abra
  3. Apayao
  4. Batanes Group
  5. Northern Cagayan
  6. Calayan Islands
  7. Babuyan Islands

Public Storm Warning Signal (October 6)

On October 6, 2009 at 11:00 am, following storm signals were still hoisted in the following areas even if typhoon Pepeng already passed northern Ilocos Region and Cagayan Valley Region:

  • Luzon

Signal No. 3

  1. Northern Cagayan
  2. Babuyan Island
  3. Calayan Island
  4. Apayao
  5. Ilocos Norte

Signal No. 2

  1. Rest of Cagayan
  2. Ilocos Sur
  3. Abra
  4. Batanes Group of Islands
  5. Kalinga

Signal No. 1

  1. La Union
  2. Pangasinan
  3. Mountain Province
  4. Benguet
  5. Ifugao
  6. Isabela

Public Storm Warning Signal (October 7)

On October 7, 2009 at 11:00 am, the storm signals were still hoisted in the following areas:

  • Luzon

Signal No. 1

  1. Batanes Group of Islands
  2. Cagayan
  3. Babuyan Island
  4. Calayan Island
  5. Ilocos Norte
  6. Apayao
  7. Abra
  8. Kalinga
  9. Ilocos Sur
  10. Mountain Province
  11. Isabela
  12. Ifugao

Public Storm Warning Signal (October 8)

On October 8, 2009 at 11:00 am, the storm signals were raised again after the storm returned in the following areas in Luzon:

  • Luzon

Signal No. 1

  1. Batanes Group of Islands
  2. Cagayan
  3. Babuyan Islands
  4. Calayan Islands
  5. Isabela
  6. Ilocos Norte
  7. Ilocos Sur
  8. Apayao
  9. Abra
  10. Kalinga
  11. Ifugao
  12. Mountain Province
  13. Benguet
  14. La Union
  15. Pangasinan
  16. Nueva Viscaya
  17. Quirino
  18. Northern Aurora


Impact

As of October 5, 2009, there were already 14 confirmed fatalities - 12 in Cordillera Region due to landslide and 2 in Cagayan Valley Region. More than 14,000 families in Regions 1, 2, 3, 5, CAR and NCR were displaced by Typhoon Pepeng. Initial estimates on damages caused by the typhoon reaches up to 800 million pesos.

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