Tisoy slows down further, as typhoon reaches Mindoro


Posted at Dec 03 2019 06:23 PM | Updated as of Dec 04 2019 12:39 AM


MANILA—Typhoon Tisoy (international name: Kammuri) weakened further after making its fourth landfall on Tuesday, the state weather bureau said.

The powerful typhoon continued to weaken after making its fourth landfall over Naujan town, Oriental Mindoro at 12:30 p.m.

It previously hit land in San Pascual town on Burias island in Marinduque early Tuesday, and in Torrijos town in the same province at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. 

Tisoy first made landfall over Gubat town, Sorsogon late Monday.

The country's 20th storm this year is now off the coast of Occidental Mindoro, moving west at 25 kilometers per hour (kph), PAGASA said in its 5 p.m. weather bulletin.

Tisoy was last spotted 110 kilometers northwest of San Jose town, Occidental Mindoro, packing maximum sustained winds of 130 kph, with gusts of up to 200 kph.

It is expected to pass south of Metro Manila, home to some 13 million people and hosting thousands of athletes competing at the 30th Southeast Asian Games, and reach 655 kms west of Subic, Zambales on Thursday afternoon to leave the Philippine area of responsibility as a severe tropical storm.

Frequent to continuous heavy to intense rains will hit Quezon and Rizal from Tuesday afternoon, while occasional to frequent heavy rains may be experienced over the Mindoro provinces, Metro Manila, Central Luzon, rest of CALABARZON, Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, Marinduque and Romblon.

Storm surges of up to 3 meters may hit coastal areas in Batangas, Marinduque, Mindoro Provinces, Romblon, and Cavite, the agency warned.

Track of Typhoon Tisoy. PAGASA

Tropical cyclone wind signal no. 3 remain hoisted in three areas — Batangas, Oriental Mindoro and Occidental Mindoro, including Lubang Island, where wind speeds of 121 to 170 kph may be experienced within 18 hours.

Meanwhile, Signal No. 2, where wind speeds of 61 to 120 kph may be experienced within 24 hours, was hosited over the following areas:

- Romblon
- Camarines Norte
- Metro Manila
- Bulacan
- Bataan
- Tarlac
- Pampanga
- Rizal
- Quezon including Polillo Islands
- Zambales
- Marinduque
- Cavite
- Laguna
- northern portion of Camarines Sur (Cabugao, Libmanan, Pamplona, Pasacao, Sipocot, Lupi, Ragay, Del Gallego)
- southern Nueva Ecija (Cabanatuan City, Cabiao, Gabaldon, Gapan City, General Tinio, Jaen, Laur, Palayan City, Peñaranda, San Antonio, San Isidro, San Leonardo, Santa Rosa, Aliaga, Licab, Zaragoza)
- southern Aurora (Dipaculao, Maria Aurora, Baler, San Luis, Dingalan)
- Calamian Islands (Coron, Busuanga, Culion, Linapacan)

Signal No. 1, where wind speeds of 30 to 60 kph may be experienced within 36 hours, is raised over the following: 

- Southern portion of Quirino (Nagtipunan)
- rest of Aurora
- northern portion of Palawan (El Nido, Taytay, Araceli, Dumaran)
- rest of Camarines Sur, Cuyo Islands (Cuyo, Magsaysay, Agutaya)
- Pangasinan
- southern portion of Nueva Vizcaya (Alfonso Castaneda, Aritao, Dupax Del Norte, Dupax Del Sur, Kasibu, Santa Fe)
- Burias Island
- rest of Nueva Ecija
- northen Aklan (Malay, Buruanga, Nabas, Ibajay) 
- northern Antique (Caluya, Libertad, Pandan)

Two people were killed as Tisoy tore through Luzon, shutting the capital's main airport, displacing thousands and causing blackouts.

A man fell while clearing his backyard while the second fatality was hit by the collapsed kitchen roof, Oriental Mindoro Governor Hurmelito Dolor told ANC.

Tisoy, the Philippines' strongest typhoon so far this year, prompted the cancellation of flights, government work and classes in several areas.