Manila, Philippines— Pagasa will soon release a tropical cyclone warning signal once typhoon Kammuri (local name Tisoy) enters Philippine area of responsibility (PAR).
In an advisory, the NDRRMC said Tisoy could bring “heavy damage to high-risk structures, unroof houses made of medium-strength materials, damage shrubbery, break or uproot large trees, and topple electric posts.”
Storm surge is also possible in coastal areas, NDRRMC said.
According to Pagasa forecaster Raymond Ordinario, the advance notice aims to prepare the public as the weather is approaching.
State weather bureau PAGASA earlier said Kammuri was last spotted approximately 1,425 kilometers east of Visayas while packing maximum sustained winds of up to 130 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and 160 kph gusts.
The storm was moving northwest at a speed of only 10 kph.
Once it enters PAR, Kammuri may affect the eastern portion of Bicol region. PAGASA said Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal no. 1 may be raised over the region on Sunday.
Aside from the Bicol region, continuous heavy rains may affect central Luzon, Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Samar Island on Tuesday (Dec. 3) and Wednesday (Dec. 4) and may cause flooding or landslides in prone areas, NDRRMC said.
Frequent heavy rains are also expected over northern Luzon due to the typhoon’s interaction with the tail-end of a cold front and can induce flooding or landslides while flooding may occur in low-lying areas, and landslide in mountainous areas in Cagayan Valley. (Marian Sinamban/IAMIGO/CNS)