Warden Notice: typhoon Durian looks like a real stinker
NOTE: latest report says strom may shift south and miss most of metro manila but will hit areas south of the capital and may pass on to mindoro. the next few hours are critical. though as two bodies of water laguna de bay and manila bay may draw the storm to the area. But if so it would be weakened by the hills of btangas and thus may pass clear of the area entirely. However this does not lomit the risk to people in those areas.
videos below were recorded prior to this info…
latest on Wires:
Typhoon Durian bears down on Philippines Reuters AlertNet
Typhoon Durian intensifies, storm signals raised over eastern … Malaysia Star
Hundreds stranded, classes suspended as storm pummels Philippines Monsters and Critics.com
…” (UPDATE) Storm warning up as ‘super typhoon’ nears Bicol
Weather bureau PAGASA has hoisted public storm signal number 4 over Catanduanes province as “super typhoon” Reming (international codename Durian) approached the Bicol region Wednesday.
abs-cbnNEWS.com 11/29/2006 6:33:07 PM…’ 
Got this in an email:
November 29, 2006
THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION THROUGH THE EMBASSY WARDEN SYSTEM AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO AMERICAN CITIZENS IN THE PHILIPPINES. PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD. THANK YOU.
Typhoon Watch In Effect
Be advised that a tropical depression east of the Philippine Islands may develop into a category 1 typhoon by November 29, and may reach Category 4 strength within 24 to 48 hours. The current forecast is that it will reach the Philippines north of Manila by early morning Friday December 1, with winds reaching 60 mph (100 km/ph). If it strengthens to a Category 4 storm, winds could reach 130 mph (220km/hr).
Please remember that Friday is a holiday and the embassy will be closed.
U.S. citizens in the projected path of the storm are strongly urged to monitor media reports and follow all official instructions. Visitors should be familiar with their hotel evacuation plans. Flight into and out of affected airports may be suspended at anytime.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: All U.S. citizens in the affected areas should secure their travel documents, (i.e. U.S. Passport, Birth Certificate, picture ID’s, etc.) U.S. citizens are reminded to stay in contact with friends and family in the United States to keep them apprised of your current whereabouts.
American citizens with questions or concerns may telephone the Embassy at (63)(2) 528-6300. The Embassy will be closed on Friday, December 1. In case of an emergency outside business hours, American citizens may reach the Embassy duty officer through the Embassy operator at (63)(2) 528-6300. The U.S. Embassy is located at: 1201 Roxas Boulevard, Manila, Philippines.