Super Typhoon Rolly makes second landfall in Albay as nearly 1 million flee

Gillan Ropero, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 01 2020 09:33 AM | Updated as of Nov 01 2020 12:59 PM

Super Typhoon Rolly makes second landfall in Albay as nearly 1 million flee 1

MANILA - Super Typhoon Rolly made a second landfall in the vicinity of Tiwi, Albay at 7:20 a.m. Sunday, nearly a week after another storm left at least 16 dead in the country.

The world's strongest storm this year, which made its first landfall in the vicinity of Bato, Catanduanes at 4:50 a.m., is forecast to bring catastrophic violent winds and intense to torrential rainfall, PAGASA earlier said, prompting nearly a million to flee their homes in flood- and landslide-prone areas.

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Rolly was last estimated in the vicinity of Tiwi town as of 8 a.m., moving 25 km per hour while packing maximum winds of 225 kph near the center and gusts of up to 310 kph, PAGASA said in its latest weather bulletin.

On Sunday, it will bring heavy to intense with at times torrential rains over Metro Manila, Bicol region, Calabarzon, Marinduque, Romblon, Mindoro provinces, Bataan, Bulacan, Aurora, Northern Samar, Samar, Eastern Samar, Biliran, and the eastern portions of mainland Cagayan and Isabela.

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Moderate to heavy rains with at times intense rains will prevail over the Cordilleras, Leyte, and the rest of mainland Cagayan Valley and Central Luzon. 

Light to moderate with at times heavy rains will be experienced over Caraga, Northern Mindanao, Zamboanga Peninsula, and the rest of Luzon and Visayas. 

PAGASA warned flooding, rain-induced landslides, and sediment-laden streamflows (e.g. lahar) may occur during heavy or prolonged rainfall especially in areas that are highly susceptible to these hazards. 

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The super typhoon will traverse the Camarines provinces before heading towards Marinduque-Southern Quezon area on Sunday afternoon, PAGASA said.

It is forecast to leave the Luzon landmass and emerge over the Philippine Sea as a typhoon between Sunday evening and early Monday, it added.

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Tropical cyclone warning signal no. 5 was raised in the following areas, where winds greater than 220 kph may blow off all signs and billboards and disrupt electrical power and communication services:

  • Albay
  • Camarines Sur

The following areas were placed under signal no. 4, where winds between 171 kph to 220 kph may unroof houses with medium-built materials and may cause extensive damage to doors and windows:

  • Metro Manila
  • Catanduanes
  • Camarines Norte
  • northern portion of Sorsogon (Donsol, Pilar, Castilla, Sorsogon City, Prieto Diaz, Gubat, Barcelona, Juban, Casiguran, Magallanes)
  • Burias Island
  • central and southern portions of Quezon (Real, Mauban, Perez, Alabat, Quezon, Calauag, Tagkawayan, Guinayangan, San Antonio, Tiaong, Dolores, Candelaria, Sariaya, Tayabas City, Sampaloc, Lucban, Lucena City, Pagbilao, Atimonan, Padre Burgos, Agdangan, Unisan, Plaridel, Gumaca, Lopez, Buenavista, San Narciso, San Andres, San Francisco, Mulanay, Catanauan, General Luna, Macalelon, Pitogo)
  • central and southern portions of Rizal (Tanay, Antipolo City, San Mateo, Cainta, Taytay, Binangonan, Teresa, Morong, Cardona, Baras, Jala-Jala, Pililla, Angono)
  • Batangas
  • Cavite
  • Laguna
  • Marinduque
  • northern portion of Romblon (Concepcion, Corcuera, Banton)
  • northern portion of Occidental Mindoro (Abra de Ilog)
  • northern portion of Oriental Mindoro (Puerto Galera, San Teodoro, Baco, Calapan City, Naujan, Pola, Victoria, Socorro, Pinamalayan)

Tropical cyclone signal no.3 was hoisted the following areas, where
121-170 kph winds were expected within 18 hours and may uproot trees and cause moderate to heavy damage:

  • rest of Sorsogon
  • northern portion of Masbate (Mobo, Masbate City, Milagros, Uson, Baleno, Aroroy, Mandaon) including Ticao Island
  • rest of Quezon including Polillo Island
  • rest of Rizal
  • Bulacan
  • Pampanga
  • Bataan
  • southern portion of Zambales (San Marcelino, San Felipe, Olongapo City, Subic, Castillejos, San Antonio, San Narciso, Botolan, Cabangan)
  • central portion of Romblon (Calatrava, San Andres, San Agustin, Romblon, Magdiwang, San Fernando, Cajidiocan)
  • central portion of Occidental Mindoro (Sablayan, Mamburao, Santa Cruz, Paluan) including Lubang Island
  • central portion of Oriental Mindoro (Gloria, Bansud, Bongabong)
  • Northern Samar

The following areas were placed under tropical cyclone signal no.2, where 61-120 kph winds were expected within 24 hours and may damage wooden and old electric posts:

  • Aurora
  • Nueva Vizcaya
  • Quirino
  • Benguet
  • La Union
  • Pangasinan
  • rest of Zambales
  • Tarlac
  • Nueva Ecija
  • rest of Oriental Mindoro
  • rest of Occidental Mindoro
  • rest of Romblon
  • rest of Masbate
  • northern portion of Samar (Catbalogan City, Jiabong, Motiong, Paranas, Hinabangan, San Sebastian, Tarangnan, Pagsanghan, San Jorge, San Jose de Buan, Matuguinao, Gandara, Santa Margarita, Calbayog City, Santo Nino, Almagro, Tagapul-An)
  • northern portion of Eastern Samar (San Julian, Sulat, Taft, Can-Avid, Dolores, Maslog, Oras, San Policarpo, Arteche, Jipapad)
  • extreme northern portion of Antique (Pandan, Libertad, Caluya)
  • northwestern portion of Aklan (Buruanga, Malay, Nabas, Ibajay)

Tropical cyclone warning signal no. 1 is hoisted over the following
areas, where 30-60 kph winds may rip roofs off nipa and cogon huts, damage rice crops and down banana plants:

  • Mainland Cagayan
  • Isabela
  • Apayao
  • Kalinga
  • Mountain Province
  • Ifugao
  • Abra
  • Ilocos Norte
  • Ilocos Sur
  • Calamian Islands
  • rest of the northern portion of Antique (Sebaste, Culasi, Tibiao, Barbaza, Laua-An)
  • rest of Aklan
  • Capiz
  • northern portion of Iloilo (Lemery, Sara, Concepcion, San Dionisio, Batad, Estancia, Balasan, Carles)
  • northern portion of Cebu (San Remigio, Bogo City, Medellin, Daanbantayan) including Bantayan Islands
  • Biliran
  • rest of Samar
  • rest of Eastern Samar
  • northern portion of Leyte (San Isidro, Tabango, Villaba, Matag-Ob, Palompon, Ormoc City, Pastrana, Palo, Calubian, Leyte, Kananga, Capoocan, Carigara, Jaro, Tunga, Barugo, Alangalang, Santa Fe, Tacloban City, Babatngon, San Miguel)


The weather bureau also warned there is a high risk of storm surge of more than 3 meters over the coastal areas of Catanduanes and Camarines Norte and the northern coastal areas of Quezon including Polillo Islands and Camarines Sur in the next 24 hours.

There is also high risk of storm surge of up to 3 meters over the
coastal areas of Metro Manila, Cavite, Bulacan, Pampanga, Bataan, the southeastern coastal area of Batangas (facing Tayabas Bay), and most of the southern coastal areas of Quezon.

Storm surge of up to 2 m could also affect the coastal areas of
Marinduque, Lubang Island, Albay, Masbate (including Ticao and Burias Islands), Northern Samar, and Eastern Samar and the remaining coastal areas of Quezon, Camarines Sur, and Batangas.


Tropical depression "Atsani" re-intensified into a tropical storm and was last estimated 1,205 km east of Southern Luzon as of 4 a.m., PAGASA said.

It was packing maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gusts of up to 80 kph while moving west-northwestward at 30 kph, according to the weather bureau said.

The storm is forecast to enter the Philippine area of responsibility as "Siony" on Sunday afternoon and remains less likely to affect the country over the next 2 to 3 days. 

It, however, is likely to intensify into a severe tropical storm in the next 24 to 36 hours.