Prepare for Typhoon Kammuri

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TWCS) #3 signal is already raised in Catanduanes, Albay, eastern portion of Camarines Sur, and northern portion of Sorsogon, which means that 121-170km/h wind strength is expected in these areas in the next 18 hours, as Typhoon Kammuri nears landfall in the Philippines.

The typhoon also increased strength with 150km/h near its center and gustiness of 185km/h. Kammuri is also bringing intermittent and occasional heavy rain in some provinces in Visayas and the southern part of Luzon. TCWS #2 and #1 signals are also raised in these areas.

The government has already advised the public, especially residents in affected areas, to stay alert from hazard effect of the typhoon such as flood, storm surge up to 3 meters and rain-induced landslides.

School classes are already cancelled in some provinces, including some air and sea travel. In Camarines Sur, the province already issued a Red Status which means mandatory or forced evacuation. 178 families from coastal villages in Camarines Norte have reportedly sought safety to school-based evacuation centers.

“We are already experiencing light rain over a gloomy weather here in Legazpi,” says Reynaldo Montimor, manager of World Vision areas in Albay and Sorsogon. In Tacloban City, World Vision staff are advised to work at home to prepare for the typhoon’s impact. Strong winds are already being felt in the area.

World Vision is also closely monitoring the weather condition and stands ready for needed humanitarian support.

Typhoon Kammuri, or Tisoy as locally named, is expected to make landfall between Monday night and Tuesday morning over Catanduanes, Sorsogon, or Albay.

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