7 days ‘Ofel’ makes third landfall in Masbate; storm signal no. 1 up over 14 areas MB
Tropical Depression “Ofel” made its third landfall on Wednesday noon and maintained its strength while moving towards Marinduque-Romblon area, the state weather bureau said. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said in its latest bulletin that the center of Ofel hit the land of Burias Island in Masbate at 12 p.m., Wednesday. Prior to this, PAGASA said that the tropical depression had already made landfalls on the same day — in Can-avid, Eastern Samar at 2:30 a.m., and in Matnog, Sorsogon at 6 a.m. According to PAGASA, Ofel is forecast to remain a tropical depression while crossing the ... more