DOST Project NOAH, PAGASA Storm Surge Component had given their recent information and warning on which areas will the Typhoon Ruby will hit.
This list is a refined version of PAGASA’s general advisory for storm surges and is issued more than a day ahead of Typhoon Ruby’s (Hagupit) landfall. It serves as a guideline for timely, steady and organized evacuation of communities, residents and families living in the affected areas. And Balud, Masbate is part of the list with an estimated storm surge height of 1.6 – 2.6.
According to PAGASA’s Severe Weather Bulletin Number Ten, those living in coastal areas under signal no. 3 are alerted against possible occurrence of 4.5-meter storm surges. They insist on not evacuating during the typhoon as flying debris caused by strong winds can cause fatal casualties and loss.