TYPHOON “Ramon” remained almost stationary but further threatened Babuyan Island on Tuesday afternoon, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.
Babuyan Island belongs to Cagayan, one of the five provinces of Region 2 along with Batanes, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino.
Signal No. 3 was raised in northern parts of Cagayan (Sta. Praxedes, Claveria, Sanchez Mira, Pamplona, Abulug, Ballesteros, Aparri, Calayan, Camalaniugan, Buguey, Sta. Teresita, Gonzaga and Sta. Ana).
Signal No. 2 was hoisted over Batanes, Apayao, Kalinga, Abra, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur and the rest of Cagayan.
Signal No. 1 was raised in northern portions of Isabela (Sta. Maria, San Pablo, Maconacon, Cabagan, Sto. Tomas, Quezon, Delfin Albano, Tumauini, Divilacan, Quirino, Roxas, Mallig, San Manuel, Burgos, Gamu and Ilagan City), Mountain Province, Benguet, Ifugao, La Union and Pangasinan.
A 2 p.m. Pagasa bulletin on Tuesday said the center of Ramon was spotted at 120 kilometers east of Calayan, Cagayan.
The typhoon was moving almost stationary toward Babuyan Island with maximum sustained winds of up to 120 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 165 kph.
The state weather bureau said moderate with frequent heavy rains can be expected over Batanes, the northern portion of Cagayan including the Babuyan Islands, Apayao and the northern portion of Ilocos Norte.
It added that light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains can be expected over the northern portion of Isabela, Kalinga, Abra and the rest of Cagayan and Ilocos Sur.
Pagasa warned residents in these areas against flooding and landslides.
Typhoon Ramon is forecast to make landfall over the Babuyan Islands between the afternoon or evening of Tuesday.