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‘Tisoy’ unleashes violent winds, heavy rains


By Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz

Typhoon “Tisoy” (international name “Kammuri”) continues to unleash violent winds and heavy rains along its path, following its landfall in Sorsogon late Monday.



The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration said the eye wall or the most intense part of the cyclone is bringing violent winds and heavy to intense rainfall over Southern Quezon, Marinduque, and Romblon on Tuesday morning.

It may continue to affect Cavite, Batangas, and the northern portion of Oriental Mindoro and Occidental Mindoro before Tuesday noon, while the center of “Tisoy” is expected to make landfall or pass close to the Marinduque-Simara Island-Banton Island area.

“Tisoy” has slightly weakened after landfall with maximum winds of 155 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 235 kph. However, PAGASA reminded the public that “Tisoy” remains a powerful cyclone.

Frequent to continuous heavy to intense rains may continue to affect Bicol Region, Romblon, Marinduque, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Calabarzon, Metro Manila, Bataan, Pampanga, and Bulacan.

Meanwhile, occasional to frequent heavy rains over the rest of Central Luzon will persist. Intermittent heavy rains over Samar, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar Biliran, Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Iloilo, Guimaras, and the northern portions of Negros Oriental, Negros Occidental, and Cebu can be felt.

Between late afternoon Tuesday and Wednesday morning, frequent to continuous heavy with isolated intense rains will affect Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Rizal, and Northern Quezon including Polillo Islands, while occasional heavy rains over Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, Marinduque, Romblon, and the rest of Calabarzon may continue.

Intermittent heavy rains over Bicol Region and Calamian Islands are also likely during this period.

Signal No. 3 remains in Camarines Sur, Albay, Camarines Norte, Masbate including Ticao and Burias Islands, Romblon, southern portion of Quezon, Marinduque, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Island, Batangas, Cavite, and Laguna.

Signal No. 2 is hoisted over Catanduanes, Sorsogon, Metro Manila, Bulacan, Bataan, Tarlac, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, southern Aurora, Rizal, rest of Quezon including Polillo Islands, Calamian Islands, Zambales, Pangasinan, Northern Samar, Aklan, Capiz, northern Antique, and northern Iloilo.

Areas under Signal No. 1 are southern Isabela, Mountain Province, Ifugao, Benguet, Nueva Vizcaya, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Quirino, the rest of Aurora, northern portion of Palawan, Eastern Samar, Samar, Biliran, northern Negros Oriental, northern Negros Occidental northern Cebu, the rest of Antique, the rest of Iloilo, Guimaras, and Leyte.

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