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Tisoy continues to weaken; Signal No. 3 still up over northern Occidental Mindoro

Published December 4, 2019 12:12am By JULIA MARI ORNEDO, GMA News Typhoon Tisoy is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility between Wednesday evening and Thursday morning as the weakened cyclone emerges over the West Philippine Sea, according to state weather bureau PAGASA.

Track of Typhoon Tisoy as of 11 p.m. on Dec. 3, 2019. PHOTO FROM PAGASA WEBSITE
Track of Typhoon Tisoy as of 11 p.m. on Dec. 3, 2019. PHOTO FROM PAGASA WEBSITE

 

Light to moderate with occasional heavy rains over Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, Aurora and Quezon on Wednesday.

Light to moderate rains, with intermittent heavy rainshowers, during thunderstorms over Metro Manila and the rest of Central Luzon and CALABARZON.

Residents in these areas, especially those living in areas susceptible to flooding and rain-induced landslides, are advised to take appropriate actions, coordinate with local disaster risk reduction and management offices, and continue monitoring for updates.

In PAGASA's 11 p.m. Severe Weather Bulletin, the eye of the typhoon was located 180 kilometers west of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro carrying maximum sustained winds of up to 120 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 150 kph.

Tisoy continues to move in the west-northwest direction at 15 kph.

TCWS No. 2 was declared over the following areas:

  • Oriental Mindoro
  • Batangas
  • the rest of Occidental Mindoro
  • Cavite
  • Laguna
  • Rizal
  • Bataan
  • Metro Manila
  • Southern Bulacan (Balagtas, Bocaue, Bulacan, Calumpit, Guiguinto, Hagonoy, Malolos City, Marilao, Meycauayan City, Obando, Paombong, Plaridel, Pulilan)
  • Southern Pampanga (Floridablanca, Lubao, Macabebe, Masantol, Sasmuan)
  • Southern Zambales (Castillejos, Olongapo City, San Antonio, San Felipe, San Marcelino, San Narciso, Subic)
  • Calamian Islands (Coron, Busuanga, Culion, Linapacan)
  • Western portion of Quezon (Dolores, Tiaong, Candelaria, Sariaya, San Antonio)

TCWS No. 1 was hoisted over:

  • Southern Nueva Ecija (Cabanatuan City, Cabiao, Gabaldon, Gapan City, General Tinio, Jaen, Laur, Palayan City, Peñaranda, San Antonio, San Isidro, San Leonardo, Santa Rosa, Aliaga, Licab, Zaragoza)
  • Northern portion of Palawan (El Nido, Taytay, Araceli, Dumaran, municipalities in Cuyo Islands)
  • Tarlac
  • Northern and central portions of Quezon (General Nakar, Infanta, Real, Mauban, Sampaloc, Lucban, Tayabas, Lucena City, Pagbilao, Atimonan, Padre Burgos, Agdangan, Plaridel, Unisan, Gumaca, Pitogo, Macalelon, General Luna, Perez, Alabat, Quezon)
  • Western Romblon (Concepcion, Banton, Corcuera, San Jose and municipalities in Tablas Island)
  • Marinduque
  • the rest of Zambales
  • the rest of Pampanga
  • the rest of Bulacan
  • Northwestern Antique (Caluya)

Sea travel is risky, especially for small seacrafts, over the seaboards of areas under TCWS, the seaboards of Northern Luzon, Central Luzon, and Visayas, and the eastern and western seaboards of Southern Luzon due to rough sea conditions

Apart from those still under TCWS, gusty conditions associated with the Northeast Monsoon may also be experienced in other areas of Northern Luzon, Central Luzon, CALABARZON and MIMAROPA, especially in the coastal and mountainous areas.

Impact

Since making landfall late Monday night, Tisoy has battered many areas across the country, toppling trees and damaging homes.

Classes have been suspended for Wednesday, December 4, in several cities and provinces.

The Manila International Airport Authority announced that airport operations are expected to return to normal starting 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday after all airport terminals were closed for at least seven hours on Tuesday as a precautionary measure.

According to the latest situational report by the national disaster management council at least 360,012 individuals in Regions III, V, and VIII have been evacuated due to Tisoy. — BAP, GMA News

Source: https://www.gmanetwork.com

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