Typhoon Nari Makes Landfall South of Baler, Luzon, in the Philippines

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BOSTON, Oct. 11, 2013 – According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, as of 18:50 October 11, 2013 UTC (2:50 October 12, 2013 PHT; 14:50 October 11, 2013 EDT), Typhoon Nari (Santi) made landfall just south of Baler, Luzon, as a Category 1 storm with a central pressure of 975 mb, sustained (10-minute) wind speeds of 120 km/h, and gusts reaching 176 km/h. A radius of 93 km/h winds extends 90 km from the storm’s center. This area is sparsely populated; the only communities in the vicinity are Baler and…

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