Tisoy strengthens, moving westward

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BACOLOD CITY – Typhoon Tisoy (international name: Kammuri) gains strength, moving with maximum sustained winds of 150 kph as it moves westward.

Tisoy is forecast to make landfall over Catanduanes, Albay or Sorsogon between tonight and tomorrow early morning.

Heavy rainfalls are expected over Bicol Region, Samar Provinces and Biliran as well as ovee Northern Cebu, Dinagat Islands, Siargao Island, and the rest of Eastern Visayas.

Intermittent heavy rains could also be felt over Metro Manila, Central Luzon, eastern portions of Cagayan and Isabela, and the rest of Eastern Visayas.

Residents in flood-prone areas are advised to take precautionary measures as well as coordinate with local disaster risk reduction and management offices, and continue monitoring for updates, especially the Thunderstorm or Rainfall Advisories and Heavy Rainfall Warnings to be issued by PAGASA Regional Services Divisions.

Storm surge with a height of one to three meters may affect several coastal areas in Quezon, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, and Samar.

Sea travel remains 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.

Gusty conditions may also be experienced in areas in Northern Luzon that are not under any TCWS (especially in the coastal and mountainous zones) due to the Northeast Monsoon.

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