Tropical Storm Santi

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Tropical Storm Santi (international codename: Mirinae) is a typhoon that entered the Philippine area of responsibility on October 28, 2009. The typhoon is expected to hit Central Luzon with its tailwind felt in Metro Manila area. The typhoon path is moving west towards China Sea and on to Vietnam's North Central Coast or South Central Coast region and Cambodia.



It started as a tropical depression in South Pacific near the Marianas group of islands. Typhoon Santi was located 1,080 km east of Casiguran, Aurora (16.2°N, 133.5°E) with maximum sustained winds of 150 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 185 kph moving west at 26 kph.


  • October 29, 2009

The following forecast was issued by PAGASA: Friday morning: 580 km East of Casiguran, Aurora Saturday morning: 100 km East of Casiguran, Aurora Sunday morning: 180 km West of Dagupan City

  • October 30, 2009

At 4:00 am, the center of Typhoon Santi was located at 580 kilometers east northeast of Infanta, Quezon (15.6°N, 127.2°E) with maximum sustained winds of 150 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 185 kph. The storm is moving west southwest at 22 kph.

At 1:00 pm, the typhoon was spotted at 240 kilometers east of Infanta, Quezon

Public Storm Warning Signal (October 28)

On October 28, 2009, the following storm signal were hoisted in the following areas:

Signal No. 1

  • Luzon
  1. Isabela
  2. Aurora
  3. Northern Quezon
  4. Polillo Islands

Public Storm Warning Signal (October 29)

On October 29, 2009, the following storm warnings were raised in the following areas:

Signal No. 1

  • Luzon
  1. Polilio Island

Signal No. 2

  1. Isabela
  2. Ifugao
  3. Aurora
  4. Quirino
  5. Nueva Viscaya
  6. Nueva Ecija
  7. Bulacan
  8. Rizal
  9. Quezon
  10. Camarines Norte
  11. Camarines Sur

Public Storm Warning Signal (October 30)

The following storm warnings were hoisted by PAGASA in the following areas:

  • Luzon

Signal No. 1

  1. Isabela
  2. Ifugao
  3. Nueva Vizcaya
  4. Benguet
  5. La Union
  6. Pangasinan
  7. Sorsogon
  8. Occidental Mindoro
  9. Calamian Group

Signal No. 2

  1. Aurora
  2. Quirino
  3. Nueva Ecija
  4. Bulacan
  5. Tarlac
  6. Zambales
  7. Pampanga
  8. Bataan
  9. Rizal
  10. Cavite
  11. Laguna
  12. Batangas
  13. Lubang Island
  14. Oriental Mindoro
  15. Marinduque
  16. Albay
  17. Burias Island
  18. Metro Manila

Signal No. 3

  1. Quezon
  2. Polillo Islands
  3. Camarines Norte
  4. Camarines Sur
  5. Catanduanes


The National Disasters Coordinating Center report 14 deaths spawned by the typhoon. It is expected to increase as the typhoon will make a landfall in Vietnam. Most of the casualties were from Camarines Norte and the Calabarzon. Santi affected approximately 2,853 families or 13,456 individuals in Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa Region and Metro Manila. A total of 19,000 went to evacuation centers.


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