TS ‘Amang’ makes landfall in CamSur, storm signals up in 24 areas, yellow rainfall alert issued
MANILA, Jan. 18 — Tropical Storm “Amang” (international name: Mekkhala) made landfall over Camarines Sur Sunday morning as it slightly weakened.
PAGASA said “Amang” was estimated at 100 km west-northwest of Virac, Catanduanes or at the vicinity of Camarines Sur as of 10 a.m.
The state weather agency PAGASA said Metro Manila and 23 other areas were under storm signals as of 11 a.m.
“Amang” packed maximum sustained winds of 75 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kph, and is forecast to move northwest at 15 kph.
By Monday morning, it is expected to be 90 km north-northeast of Casiguran, Aurora. By Tuesday morning, it is projected to be 225 km east-southeast of Basco, Batanes.
On Wednesday morning, it is expected to be 475 km northeast of Itbayat, Batanes.
PAGASA said “Amang” may have rainfall of 7.5 to 20 mm per hour (heavy to intense) within its 350-km diameter
Storm Signal No. 2 are 6 areas of Catanduanes, Albay, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Quezon including Polillo Island and Aurora.
Storm Signal No. 1 in 18 areas of Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, Batangas, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Nueva Vizcaya, Ifugao, Quirino, Isabela, Sorsogon, Masbate, Burias island including Ticao island, Marinduque, Northern Samar, northern part of Eastern Samar and northern part of Samar province..
PAGASA reminded residents in low-lying and mountainous areas under storm signals to be alert against possible flash floods and landslides.
PAGASA also issued shortly after noon Sunday a yellow rainfall alert warning of possible flooding due to Tropical Storm “Amang”.
PAGASA’s 12:30 p.m. yellow advisory covered Quezon and Aurora, saying flooding is possible in low-lying areas there.
It also said light to moderate rains are affecting Metro Manila, Cavite, Batangas, Rizal and Bulacan. (PNA)