Intensified ‘Tisoy’ makes landfall in Sorsogon
MANILA, Philippines — Typhoon Tisoy, internationally known as Kammuri, made landfall in Sorsogon late Monday night, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) reported.
Tisoy made landfall in Gubat, Sorsogon at 11:00 p.m.
According to the 11 p.m. bulletin of Pagasa, Tisoy had maximum sustained winds of up to 175 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 240 kph.
It was moving westward at 15 kph.
Pagasa said Tisoy’s eyewall is bringing “violent winds and intense to torrential rainfall” over Northern Samar, Catanduanes, Albay, Camarines Sur, and Sorsogon, with Camarines Norte and Masbate expected to be affected in the next two to three hours.
Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 3 — which means that winds blowing from 121 to 170 kph are prevailing or expected in 18 hours — was raised over the following areas:
- Camarines Sur
- Camarines Norte
- Masbate including Ticao and Burias Islands
- the southern portion of Quezon
- Oriental Mindoro
- Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Island
- Northern Samar
- the northern portion of Eastern Samar
- the northern portion of Samar
Signal No. 2 — which means that winds blowing from 121 to 170 kph are prevailing or expected in 18 hours — was raised over the following areas:
- Metro Manila
- Nueva Ecija
- the southern part of Aurora
- the rest of Quezon including Polillo Islands
- Calamian Islands
- Cuyo Islands,
- the rest of Eastern Samar
- the rest of Samar
- the northern portion of Negros Occidental
- Northern Cebu
Signal No. 1 — which means that winds blowing from 121 to 170 kph are prevailing or expected in 18 hours — was raised over the following areas:
- the southern part of Isabela
- Mountain Province
- Nueva Vizcaya
- Ilocos Sur
- La Union
- the rest of Aurora
- the northern portion of Palawan
- the rest of Negros Occidental0
- Negros Oriental
- the rest of Cebu
- Southern Leyte
- Dinagat Islands
- Siargao Island
Frequent to continuous heavy to intense rains are expected over the Bicol Region, Northern Samar, Southern Quezon, Marinduque, and Romblon between Monday night and Tuesday noon.
Meanwhile, occasional to frequent heavy rains are expected over Samar, Eastern Samar, Rizal, the rest of Quezon, Laguna, and Oriental Mindoro.
Intermittent heavy rains are likewise expected over Metro Manila, Occidental Mindoro, the rest of Calabarzon, Aurora, the rest of Eastern Visayas, and the eastern portions of Cagayan and Isabela.
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