Weather Watch: Typhoon Ramil

Here’s a compilation of recent tweets and retweets regarding incoming storms . Please note that these are copied as is. Let us know if there has been a misinformation and we’ll do our best to rectify them immediately.

Fast facts:

  • Typhoon Milenyo (international name: Xangsane) was a category 4 typhoon with maximum wind speeds at 215 km/h. [source]
  • Ondoy (international name: Ketsana) dropped 455mm (17.5 in) of rain on Metro Manila on 26 September 2009. [source]
  • Pepeng (international name: Parma) dropped heavy rains on Northern Luzon and made landfall three times.


  • PAG-ASA Satellite picture of Ramil moving away from the Philippines – [via @TourismPinas] [10/25 10:56]
  • Ramil is heading northeast away from the Philippine Area of Responsibility towards Japan. [via @giboteodoro] [10/25 10:40]
  • PAGASA 11am update: Signal #2: Batanes, Signal #1: Calayan and Babuyan Islands [via @ANCALERTS] [10/24 11:06]
  • PAGASA 11am update: Tropical Storm “RAMIL” has slightly weakened as it moves away from the country [via @ANCALERTS] [10/24 11:05]
  • The Pantabangan dam was closed at 5 a.m. while Ambuklao and Binga dams remain open. [via @sunstaronline] [10/23 11:45]
  • Status of major dams in Luzon as of 6am Oct23 [via @NBN_Ch4] [10/23 9:09]


  • Pagasa: “Ramil” to exit RP Sunday but rains still loom: [via @gmanewstv] [10/25 08:04]
  • Probability of Typhoon Ramil going back to the country is very low. [via @sunstaronline] [10/24 11:18]
  • “Ramil” is currently moving away from the Philippines. At 10 a.m. Saturday, it is located 340 km Northeast of Basco, Batanes. [via @sunstaronline] [10/24 11:15]
  • PAGASA’s Nathaniel Cruz: Tropical Storm Ramil moving away from RP, to leave country by Monday or Tuesday if direction, speed do not change [via @ANCALERTS] [10/24 8:24]



  • More families evacuated in Cagayan, Ilocos areas as Ramil nears: As Typhoon Ramil (international name Lupit) co.. [via @gmanewstv] [10/23 10:04]
  • NDCC 1st report on Ramil effects and preparedness [via @NBN_Ch4] [10/23 01:48]
  • PDCC Cagayan: Emergency meeting was held w/ NDCC Chairman Sec. Gilberto Teodoro re. preparedness measures of Region 2 on “Ramil” [via @giboteodoro] [10/22 11:41]
  • OCD 2 Regional Director disseminated preparedness plan and pre-emptive measures of Region 2 on Typhoon Ramil thru local broadcast media [via @gibotedoro] [10/22 11:40]
  • DSWD Field Unit 2 MOA w/ Smart Communications on installation of free communication lines for people needing immediate assistance [via @gibotedoro] [10/22 11:39]
  • NDCC: Families in disaster-prone areas now “more cooperative”: Families in areas at risk of floods and landslid.. [via @gmanewstv] [10/22 11:06]
  • The AFP prepositioned personnel and equiptment, air assets and ground mobility to strategic areas for possible calamity results by typhoon [via @NBN_Ch4] [10/22 01:37]
  • US PACOM has 7th fleet (USSHarpers Perry, USS Tortoga, USS Denver at Subic,10 CH-46 at Clark) ready for deployment for typhoon [via @NBN_Ch4] [10/22 01:32]
  • MANILA – NDCC bulletin says DPWH has placed on standby road equipment for deployment in preparation for ‘Ramil’. [via @sunstaronline] [10/21 15:21]


  • In case of emergencies, send SOS <details of your emergency> to 5656. [via @philredcross] [10/22 11:01]
  • PNRC adviced residents of Northern Luzon to prepare for survival kit that includes 1) Water 2). Easy to eat Foods 3). Flash light, batteries [via @philredcross] [10/21 16:00]
  • SMART How-Tos: Preparing your mobile phone for Typhoon Ramil. [via @SMARTCares] [10/20 21:41]
    • If w/ zero load, use “Ask for Load”. Dial *808 + cell # of a family/friend subscribed to SMART & press call. For Buddy/TNT [via @SMARTCares] [10/21 06:04]


  1. Rising sea levels, brownouts mark coming of ‘Ramil’ — GMANews [via @tonyocruz] [10/23 00:01]
  2. DOH distributed medicines and supplies in projected areas to be affected by typhoon Ramil. [via @sunstaronline] [10/21 13:10]
  3. Disaster response teams in place as Cagayan awaits Ramil [via @ANCALERTS] [10/21 07:37]
  4. Aparri. Waves pummel Aparri ahead of ‘Ramil’ [via @ABSCBNNews] [10/24 02:04]
  5. Baguio.
    • Several Baguio barangays landslide-prone: MGB [via @ABSCBNNews] [10/24 02:04]
    • Marcos Hi-way at lunchtime: zero visibility as clouds descend prior to Ramil’s arrival. (Joseph Morong) [via @gmanewstv] [10/23 17:09]
    • Baguio residents evacuate to safer areas [via @ABSCBNNews] [10/22 22:36]
    • Early strawberry harvest for Baguio producers due to ‘Ramil’ [via @ABSCBNNews] [10/21 23:28]
  6. Benguet.
    • Halsema Highway was closed at 5 p.m. Tuesday as heavy rains caused a road cut in Tublay town [via @NBN_Ch4] [10/21 12:46]
    • Gov. Fongwan (Benguet) Benguet braces for Ramil. Call Benguet hotline at (074) 422-2004 for any emergency. [via @ANCALERTS] [10/17 10:19]
    • Baguio, Benguet order preemptive evacuation of residents in landslide-prone areas [via @ANCALERTS] [10/21 07:38]
  7. Bicol. Inquirer: Bicol stockpiles rice for typhoon months [via @ageofbrillig] [10/23 16:52]
  8. Iloilo. Bombo Radyo: Buhawi nanalasa sa Iloilo; 52 bahay nasira [via @mjeansaberon] [10/22 23:52]
  9. La Union. La Union on alert for ‘Ramil’ [via @ABSCBNNews] [10/23 04:35]
  10. Metro Manila. Metro waterway settlers brace for both ‘Ramil’ and demolition: [via @gmanewstv] [10/20 06:05]
  11. Palawan. The weather disturbance over Palawan will dump rains in most parts of Luzon, including disaster-stricken areas until late Thursday [via @NBN_Ch4] [10/14 17:02]
  12. Pangasinan.
    • Pangasinan PDCC reiterates call for pre-emptive evacuation of residents living in identified critical areas [via @NBN_Ch4] [10/21 12:54]
    • Pangasinan officials rush repair of damaged dikes to prepare for Ramil [via @ANCALERTS] [10/21 07:38]

Updated as of 25 October 2009, 12:11 PM.