Slight wind and rain have been felt and seen in most parts of Dumaguete City this morning, November 29, 2019. The National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council warns the public to prepare for possible super typhoon Kammuri or localy known as Typhoon Tisoy. The storm is building up in the Philippine Sea. According to the Weather Philippine storm tracker, Typhoon Kammuri may get stronger by tomorrow.
Typhoon Kammuri (Typhoon Tisoy)
Typhoon Kammuri is projected to strengthen further as it approaches, and may bring continuous heavy rains over Luzon and the eastern Visayas which could cause flooding and landslides in the coming days. It is expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) by Sunday, December 1, 2019. In an advisory, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said Kammuri will be named Tisoy once it enters PAR. The typhoon will bring “heavy damage to high-risk structures, unroof houses made of medium-strength materials, damage shrubbery, break or uproot large trees, and topple electric posts.”
Storm surge is also possible in coastal areas,” NDRRMC said.
The NDRRMC noted that Kammuri is following a similar track to previous typhoon Reming of 2006 and typhoon Glenda of 2014. Typhoon Reming resulted in at least 734 deaths, while Glenda caused 106 deaths and P38.6 billion worth of damage.
PAGASA said that there is the possibility of ‘Kammuri’ intensifying into a Super Typhoon,” they added.
State weather bureau PAGASA earlier said Kammuri was last spotted approximately 1,425 kilometers east of Visayas while packing maximum sustained winds of up to 130 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and 160 kph gusts. By this afternoon, the wind will rise to 140-170 kph.