‘Tisoy’ brings violent winds to Northern Samar; more areas under Signal no. 3

Robie de Guzman

MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ (international name: Kammuri) has further intensified and is now bringing violent winds to Northern Samar, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Monday.

In its 8 p.m. bulletin, PAGASA said Tisoy is forecast to make landfall over Sorsogon area in the next three hours.

The state weather bureau said Tisoy’s center was last spotted at 90 kilometers east of Juban, Sorsogon, packing maximum sustained winds of 165 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 230 kph.

It is moving west at the speed of 20 kph.

PAGASA has raised Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 3 in the following areas.

Luzon

  • Catanduanes
  • Camarines Sur
  • Albay
  • Sorsogon
  • Camarines Norte
  • Masbate including Ticao and Burias Islands
  • Romblon
  • Southern portion of Quezon (Perez, Alabat, Quezon, Atimonan, Padre Burgos, Agdangan, Plaridel, Unisan, Pitogo, Gumaca, Lopez, Macalelon, General Luna, Calauag, Guinayangan, Tagkawayan, Buenavista, Mulanay, San Narciso, San Francisco, San Andres)
  • Marinduque
  • Oriental Mindoro
  • Southern portion of Batangas, (San Juan, Padre Garcia, Ibaan, Batangas City, Rosario, Taysan and Lobo)

Visayas

  • Northern Samar
  • Northern portion of Eastern Samar (Can-avid, Dolores, Maslog, Oras, Arteche, Jipapad, San Policarpio)
  • Northern portion of Samar (Catbalogan, Jiabong, Motiong, Paranas, San Jose de Buan, San Jorge, Pagsanghan, Tarangnan, Sta. Margarita, Gandara, Matuguinao, Calbayog, Tagapul-an, Almagro, Sto. Niño)

Signal no. 2 was raised in the following areas:

Luzon

  • Metro Manila
  • Bulacan
  • Bataan
  • Tarlac
  • Pampanga
  • Nueva Ecija
  • Southern Aurora (Dipaculao, Maria Aurora, Baler, San Luis, Dingalan)
  • Cavite
  • The rest of Batangas
  • Laguna
  • Rizal
  • The rest of Quezon including Polillo Islands
  • Occidental Mindoro
  • Calamian Islands
  • Zambales
  • Cuyo Islands
  • Pangasinan

Visayas

  • The rest of Eastern Samar
  • The rest of Samar
  • Biliran
  • Aklan
  • Capiz
  • Antique
  • Iloilo
  • Northern portion of Negros Occidental (Talisay, Calatrava, Silay, Enrique B. Magalona, Victorias, Manapla, Cadiz, Sagay, Escalante, Toboso, Bacolod, Murcia, Salvador Benedicto, San Carlos, Bago, Pulupandan, Valladolid, La Carlota, San Enrique, Pontevedra, La Castellana, and Moises Padilla)
  • Northern portion of Leyte (Baybay, Mahaplag, Abuyog, Javier, Macarthur, Mayorga, La Paz, Dulag, Albuera, Barauen, Julita, Tolosa, Tanauan, Tabontabon, Dagami, Pastrana, Palo, Sta. Fe, Tacloban, Alangalang, Jaro, Babatngon, San Miguel, Barugo, Tunga, Carigara, Capoocan, Leyte, Calubian, San Isidro, Tabango, Villaba, Kananga, Matag-ob, Palompon, Isabel, Merida, Ormoc)
  • Guimaras

Meanwhile, signal no. 1 was hoisted over:

Luzon

  • Southern Isabela (Palanan, Dinapigue, San Mariano, San Guillermo, Benito Soliven, Naguilian, Reina Mercedes, Luna, Aurora, Cabatuan, San Mateo, Cauayan City, Alicia, Angadanan, Ramon, San Isidro, Echague, Cordon, Santiago City, Jones and San Agustin)
  • Mountain Province
  • Ifugao
  • Benguet
  • Nueva Vizcaya
  • Ilocos Sur
  • La Union
  • Quirino
  • The rest of Aurora
  • Northern portion of Palawan (Taytay, Araceli, Dumaran, San Vicente and Roxas)

Visayas

  • The Rest of Negros Occidental
  • Negros Oriental
  • Bohol
  • Siquijor
  • The rest of Cebu
  • The rest of Leyte
  • Southern Leyte

Mindanao

  • Dinagat Islands
  • Siargao Island

PAGASA said that between Monday night and Tuesday morning, frequent to continuous heavy to intense rains are expected over Bicol region, Northern Samar, Southern Quezon, Marinduque and Romblon.

Frequent to continuous heavy rains are also seen to prevail over prevail Samar, Eastern Samar, Rizal, rest of Quezon, Laguna and Oriental Mindoro.

While moderate to intermittent heavy rains will be felt over Metro Manila, Occidental Mindoro, rest of CALABARZON, Cagayan, Isabela, Aurora, and the rest of Eastern Visayas.

Between Tuesday morning and evening, PAGASA said frequent to continuous heavy to intense rains will be experienced over Calabarzon, Central Luzon, Metro Manila, Mindoro Provinces, Marinduque, and Romblon.

Occasional to frequent heavy rains will prevail over Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, and Calamian Islands; while intermittent heavy rains over Aklan, Capiz, and northern Antique.

PAGASA also warned of possible storm surges over three meters high in several coastal areas in Albay, Sorsogon, Northern Samar, Catanduanes, Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur.

A storm surge of up to three meters may also occur in several coastal areas in Batangas, Quezon, Marinduque, and Oriental Mindoro, it added.

The state weather bureau advised residents in the said areas, especially those that are prone to flooding and rain-induced landslides, to take appropriate actions and coordinate with local authorities.

They are also urged to continue monitoring for weather reports, especially the thunderstorm or rainfall advisories issued by PAGASA.

“Sea travel is risky over the seaboards of areas under TCWS, the seaboards of Northern Luzon, the western seaboard of Palawan, central seaboards of Visayas, and the northern and eastern seaboards of Mindanao due to prevailing or forecast rough sea conditions which may be perilous for maritime activities, especially for those using small seacrafts,” the state weather bureau added.

By Tuesday afternoon, Tisoy will be in the vicinity of Abra de Ilog and west of Iba, Zambales on Wednesday afternoon.

It is expected to exit the Philippine area of responsibility on Thursday afternoon.

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