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‘Karen’ strengthens, heads towards N. Luzon

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By Joel Guinto
First Posted 06:34:00 08/19/2008

MANILA, Philippines — Typhoon “Karen” (international codename: Nuri) strengthened further as it maintained its course towards Northern Luzon, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Tuesday.

At 10 a.m., the eye of the storm, which packs maximum sustained winds of 130 kilometers per hour with gusts of up to 160 kilometers per hour, was located 450 kilometers east southeast of Tuguegarao City, PAGASA said.

Moving west at 22 kilometers per hour, the storm was forecast to be over Cagayan province by Wednesday morning, 190 kilometers northwest of Laoag City by Thursday morning, and 510 kilometers west northwest of Laoag City by Friday morning, it said.

Public storm signal number 3 (100-185 kilometer per hour winds) was raised in the provinces of Cagayan and Isabela, while signal number 2 (60-100 kilometer perm hour winds) was raised in the Batanes, Babuyan and Calaya islands, and in the provinces of Apayao, Kalin

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