'Tisoy' makes landfall in Sorsogon

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Signal No. 3 was hoisted over five areas while Signal No. 2 was raised in Metro Manila among other areas on Monday as Typhoon 'Tisoy' (international name: Kammuri) heads for the Bicol region.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 2. 2019) — Typhoon Tisoy (international name: Kammuri) made landfall in Gubat, Sorsogon at 11 p.m. Monday, the weather bureau said.

In its 11 p.m. update. PAGASA said the storm is currently bringing violent winds and intense rainfall over Northern Samar, Catanduanes, Albay, Camarines Sur, and Sorsogon. Camarines Norte and Masbate will be affected by the eyewall in the next two to three hours.

The storm has strengthened even further, now with winds of 175 kilometers per hour and gustiness of up to 240 kph.

Storm signals remain hoisted over parts of the country.

Signal no. 3: Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, Camarines Norte, Masbate including Ticao and Burias Islands, Romblon, and the southern portion of Quezon, Marinduque, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Island, Batangas, Cavite, and Laguna, Northern Samar, the northern portion of Eastern Samar.

Signal no. 2: Metro Manila, Bulacan, Bataan, Tarlac, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, southern Aurora, Rizal, the rest of Quezon including Polillo Islands, Calamian Islands, Cuyo Islands, Zambales, Pangasinan, the rest of Eastern Samar, rest of Samar, Biliran, Aklan, Capiz, Antique, Iloilo, Guimaras, the northern portion of Negros Occidental, northern Cebu, and Leyte.

Signal no. 1: southern Isabela, Mountain Province, Ifugao, Benguet, Nueva Vizcaya, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Quirino, rest of Aurora, the northern portion of Palawan, the rest of Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Bohol, Siquijor, rest of Cebu, southern Leyte, Dinagat Islands, and Siargao Island.

Heavy to intense rainfall will be experienced over the Bicol region, Northern Samar, southern Quezon, Marinduque, and Romblon until noon on Tuesday, while occasional to frequent heavy rains will be over Samar, Eastern Samar, Rizal, the rest of Quezon, Laguna, and Oriental Mindoro.

Intermittent heavy rains over Metro Manila, Occidental Mindoro, the rest of CALABARZON, Aurora, the rest of Eastern Visayas, and the eastern portions of Cagayan and Isabela will be experienced during the same period.

Residents living in areas prone to flooding and rain-induced landslides are urged to take appropriate action to avoid untoward incidents.

Meanwhile, storm surge of more than 3 meters may affect several coastal areas in Albay, Sorsogon, Northern Samar, Catanduanes, Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur, and up to 3 meters over several coastal areas in Batangas, Quezon, Marinduque, Oriental Mindoro, and Occidental Mindoro.

Sea travel also remains risky in areas where there are storm signals as well as the seaboards of northern Luzon, the western seaboard of Palawan, and the northern and eastern seaboards of Mindanao.

The storm is moving west at 15 kph. It is expected to exit Philippine territory by Thursday evening.

Schools and local government units have announced class suspension due to the typhoon.

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