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Palace asks public to brace for #TisoyPH

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By Prince Golez

Malacañang on Monday called on the public, especially those who will be directly affected by the onslaught of typhoon “Tisoy,” to remain vigilant and keep up to date with the latest weather warnings.

“We ask the public, especially residents who will be affected by the typhoon to stay vigilant, check the latest weather advisory in their respective areas through government social media accounts and coordinate with their local disaster and risk reduction management offices for appropriate and responsive action,” said Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo.

Panelo said the Office of the President is closely monitoring the potential impact of Tisoy.

“As of 8AM today, December 2, Typhoon Tisoy is expected to make landfall over Catanduanes, Albay or Sorsogon between tonight and tomorrow, December 3, early morning,” according to him.

He added that a tropical cyclone warning signal number 3 is now in effect.

“Intermittent to occasional heavy rains are expected over the Bicol Region, Eastern Visayas, Northern Cebu, Dinagat Islands and Siargao Island, as well as Romblon, Mindoro Provinces, Samar, Eastern Samar and the rest of CALABARZON, Metro Manila, Central Luzon, eastern portions of Cagayan and Isabela, and the rest of Eastern Visayas,” said Panelo.

The Palace official noted that the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Operation Center maintains its blue alert and all concerned disaster-related agencies are now on standby 24/7.

Meanwhile, a total of 434 families or 1,328 persons have been pre-emptively evacuated from the municipalities of Basud, Jose Panganiban, and Vinzons, Camarines Norte.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development has also prepositioned stockpiles and standby funds amounting to P2,000,423,863.03.

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