Here's Typhoon 'Maring" PAGASA Update on August 19, 2013 issued at 11:00 AM.
Tropical Storm “MARING” has maintained its strength and remained almost stationary for the past six hours.
Location of eye/center: At 10:00 AM today, the center of Tropical Storm “MARING” was estimated based on all available data at 575 km East of Itbayat, Batanes (20.2°N, 128.0°E).
Strength: Maximum winds of 75 kph near the center and gustiness of 90 kph.
Movement: Forecast to move East Northeast at 7 kph.
Forecast Positions: Tropical Storm “MARING” is expected to be at 700 km East of Itbayat, Batanes tomorrow morning and at 680 km East Northeast of Itbayat, Batanes by Wednesday morning. By Thursday morning, it is expected to be at 530 km Northeast of Itbayat, Batanes or outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).
• Estimated rainfall amount is from 10 – 25 mm per hour (heavy - intense) within the 300 km diameter of the Tropical Storm.
• “MARING” will continue to enhance the Southwest Monsoon that will bring moderate to heavy rainshowers and thunderstorms over Luzon particularly over the Western section.
• Fishermen specially those using small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the seaboards of Luzon due to the possible big waves generated by the enhanced Southwest Monsoon.
• The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 11 PM today.
For more information and queries, log on towww.pagasa.dost.gov.ph or please call at telephone numbers 927-1335 and 927-2877
PRAYER IN THE HOUR OF DISASTER AND TREMBLING
God the Father, when your Son is still with his chosen ones, he stilled the storm of the sea, and he imparted a valuable lesson: that in the midst of trembling, one has to foster faith above all else. He showed to us what we must fear above all else: doubt, since doubt is our way of not trusting you, Who is above all else.
Now we experience the familiar trembling in our hearts. In these hours of fear, we turn again to you, in the name of Jesus, that we may face the storms of life with faith and trust in You. We turn to you as nature accuses us of its weary lot, since we profess ourselves as your children, and You as our Father.
We invoke the most powerful name of Jesus, to calm the storms of life. And may every storm lead to the restoration of peace, and most of all -- to our unshakable faith in you.
We ask the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary and of all the saints, that they may send you their sweetest supplications. Look with love and mercy to us, who with them, are co-heirs to the heavenly promises. May your protection be ever felt like never before.
We ask this in Jesus' name. Amen.
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— DepEd (@DepEd_PH) August 19, 2013