Metro Manila and Cavite, Philippines, are in the path of Typhoon Glenda and are expected to be hit within 12 hours.
Filipino weather agency PAGASA alerted residents that the storm is moving toward the area as Storm Signal No. 3 was issued.
Storm Signal No. 3 means that winds are expected to blow from 101 to 185 kilometers per hour (62 to 115 miles per hour).
“Typhoon Glenda is expected to cross Metro Manila before noon tomorrow and exit Landmass via Zambales by Wednesday evening,” PAGASA said.
The path comes after the storm hit Legazpi City, among other areas.
Rammasun is the first typhoon to make landfall since this year’s rainy season began in June, reported ABS-CBN.
Classes are suspended in a number of provinces due to the high storm signal, including Manila, Bataan, Albay, and Cavite.
Photos show residents and workers in and around Manila preparing for the hit, including stacking sandbags.
A mandatory evacuation is also in place in all coastal barangays in Manila, the MDRRMO announced.
After moving through the Philippines, the storm is projected to intensify again as it moves over the South China Sea and will peak prior to making landfall over Hainan Island, Vietnam.
Story developing; check back for updates