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Iloilo City Prepares for Typhoon

Just recently, the City Government released Executive Order 148, an Executive Order raising the alert level of the Iloilo City Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Council to ‘Blue Alert Status’. The same executive order also activates the Iloilo City Emergency Operations Center to provide command, control, coordination, and communications in preparation for typhoon ‘Kammuri’ which will be named ‘Tisoy’ upon entry to the Philippine area of responsibility. Blue alert status is defined as the second stage of alert during which emergency preparations are carried out according to plan.

In a recent advisory from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration issued 11am, November 30th, typhoon Kammuri slightly slows down but maintains strength. The eye is estimated to be 1,220 kilometers east of southern Luzon. Moreover, the advisory released the following forecast:

  • Tomorrow morning, 01 December 2019
    735 km East of Virac, Catanduanes (13.4°N, 131.0°E) – Typhoon
  • Monday morning, 02 December 2019
    310 km East of Virac, Catanduanes (13.7°N, 127.1°E) – Typhoon
  • Tuesday morning, 03 December 2019
    In the vicinity of Lupi, Camarines Sur (13.8°N, 122.9°E) – Typhoon
  • Wednesday morning, 04 December 2019
    225 km West of Subic, Zambales (14.8°N, 118.2°E) – Severe Tropical Storm
  • Thursday morning, 05 December 2019
    480 km West of Iba, Zambales (15.3°N, 115.5°E) – Severe Tropical Storm

Typhoon Kammuri is forecasted to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility November 30th and will be named ‘Tisoy’ as the 20th Philippine tropical cyclone for 2019. Once it enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility, Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal #1 may be raised over Northern and Eastern Samar.

Moreover, further intensification is likely before it makes landfall. Intensification into a super typhoon is less likely at this time but not ruled out, according to the same post by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration.

Moreover, the typhoon may bring moderate to heavy rains and thunderstorms starting Monday over Bicol Region and Samar provinces. Most of the areas in Central Luzon, Southern Luzon, and Metro Manila will experience strong winds and heavy rains on Tuesday) and Wednesday.

Stay safe, everyone!

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