Super Typhoon in Philippines Southeast

The alerts are out as a powerful late-season typhoon Nock-ten (Nina
local name), with PARA activating the Ham Emergency Radio Operations
(HERO) as it is to make landfall.

Roberto Vicencio DU1VHY reports the effects are being felt in the south
eastern portion of the Philippines with Typhoon Cyclone Warning Signals
raised in the Southern Luzon and the Bicol Region.

The HERO network is using 7.095 MHz nationally while each local club is
on the 2-metre band.

Authorities have urged hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate their
homes on coastal areas with winds up to 240 kph, but the typhoon was
expected to weaken over land.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services
Administration forecast a storm surge in parts of the country, along
with heavy rains and flooding.

The typhoon was projected to weaken as it passed over the central area
including the capital Manila.

– Jim Linton VK3PC, Chairman IARU Region 3 Disaster Communications
Committee.

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