Typhoon Ruby/Hagupit 7 Dec
8am local, 4pm Saturday Pacific, Midnight London/UTC)
—Calbayog reports at 8am: “Thank God we are all safe, very strong wind and rain until this morning. Thanks for prayers.” (Jesamine)
—Tacloban reports at 7am: “Everything is okay, not too bad, some small things to fix, the roof is still good. Wind not so strong but picking up again. Some neighbors houses destroyed.” (Isaac)
— Mitch reports at 8am: “55 hours parked in Guinlajon, Sorsogon with 12 buses. Terrible rain and unrelenting wind for 14 hours since 6pm last night. Damage in area unknown.”
Satellite shows the storm directly over Calbayog (YWAM Samar) at 7am, moving slowly. Category 3, wind may still reach 100 to 200kph. All forecasts now predict the center of the typhoon to move over Masbate, Romblon, and Mindoro. Wind will still be strong in Bicol.
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