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More areas placed under Signal No. 1 as ‘Jenny’ nears

Tropical depression Jenny maintained its strength early Tuesday, August 27, ahead of its expected landfall in central Luzon, the state weather bureau said as it placed more areas under storm signal.

Pagasa at 8 a.m. raised storm signal 1 in the following areas, which may be whipped by 30 to 60 kph winds in 36 hours:

Cagayan
Isabela
Quirino
Nueva Vizcaya
Apayao
Abra
Kalinga
Mountain Province
Ifugao
Benguet
Ilocos Norte
Ilocos Sur
La Union
Pangasinan
Aurora
Nueva Ecija
Tarlac
Zambales
Bataan
Pampanga
Bulacan
Metro Manila
Rizal
northern part of Quezon, including Polillo Islands
Cavite
Laguna
Camarines Norte
northern part of Camarines Sur
Catanduanes

Pagasa said that “Jenny” may make landfall in Aurora either Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.

“Jenny” also packed maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour (kph), and gustiness of up to 70 kph.

The tropical storm was also seen moving west at 25 kph.

Pagasa said that the tropical depression is less likely to intensify into a tropical storm before making landfall.

The Bicol region, Samar provinces, Quezon, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Aurora, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Isabela and Cagayan will experience intermittent to frequent moderate to heavy rains.

All 12 Camarines Norte towns suspended classes Tuesday due to heavy rains and thunderstorms brought by Tropical Depression “Jenny.”

Classes at all levels were suspended, except in San Vicente, where the suspension included only pre-school to junior high school.

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