Eastern Samar starts to feel Ruby’s rain, winds; evacuations continue . A satellite photo taken and released by EUMETSAT on Friday, December 5, shows Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) closing in on Samar Island. Eastern Samar started to experience heavy rains and strong winds from Ruby Saturday morning, even as the government continued evacuation efforts for thousands of people. Many also sought shelter in churches, schools and makeshift facilities. AFP/EUMETSAT 2014
Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines deputy director general Rodante Joya told radio dzBB’s Sam Nielsen the airports have been secured for Ruby’s wrath.
Parts of Bicol and Eastern Visayas are under storm signals due to Ruby, which is expected to make landfall on Eastern Visayas before dawn Sunday.
The Department of Transportation and Communications have also canceled flights to and from Masbate, Surigao and Catarman in Northern Samar earlier in the day.