Catanduanes Province: Virac, San Andres Under Storm Signal No. 3 as Typhoon Glenda Hits Philippines

Catanduanes Province, including Viras and San Andres (Calolbon) is under Storm Signal No. 3 due to Typhoon Glenda.

Catanduanes, situated in the easternmost fringe of Luzon, was passed by the typhoon around 8 p.m. local time on July 15 but is still being impacted by heavy gusts.

Storm Signal No. 3 means that winds are expected to blow from 101 to 185 kilometers per hour (62 to 115 miles per hour).

The typhoon is expected to hit Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Quezon, Rizal, and other areas in the vicinity on its way to Manila. The storm is expected to exit the Philippines early Thursday after hitting Pampanga and Zambales.

“Typhoon ‘GLENDA’ is expected to make landfall over Albay this evening then cross the Bicol Region towards Southern Luzon,” the weather agency PAGASA said in a 5 p.m. local time alert.

“It is expected to pass Metro Manila before noon tomorrow and in the vicinity of Bataan in the afternoon and will move towards the West Philippine Sea. By Thursday afternoon, it will be at 370 km West of Sinait, Ilocos Sur outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility.”

Despite being under the same warning signal as the other areas, Catanduanes Province may not be hit as hard as the typhoon moves west. Unlike most of the other areas expected to be hit, classes in Catanduanes have not been canceled as of yet.

However, PAGASA warned that in Catanduanes and the other areas, potential impacts of the high winds include heavy damage to agriculture, the uprooting of some large trees, the loss of some roofs, and moderate to heavy disruption of electrical power and communications services.

 

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