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Weather Alert: Manila (Philippines), Typhoon in Southern Luzon

Typhoon Kammuri (local name Tisoy) made landfall over Sorsogon at 11:00 p.m. on December 2 and continues to maintain strength while moving westward at 20 kph, with maximum sustained winds of 155 kph near the center and gusts up to 235 kph.  Residents in the affected storm path may experience strong winds and heavy rains, with possible flooding, landslides, and dangerous driving conditions.  

The Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) will be closed on Tuesday, December 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. as a safety precaution.  Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) officials said the resumption of operations may be earlier or later than 11:00 p.m. depending on the strength of the typhoon. 

 

Actions to Take:

·              Avoid travel to typhoon affected areas until the storm has departed the Philippines.

·              Monitor local media for updates.

·              Notify friends and family of your safety.

·              Review your personal security plans.

·              Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible.

·              Have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance.

·              Seek secure shelter in heavy wind and rain.

·              Monitor the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration website at http://bagong.pagasa.dost.gov.ph/.

·              Check with airline carriers for flight information.

Assistance:

·        U.S. Embassy in the Philippines
    +63 (2) 5301-2000

·         ACSInfoManila@state.gov

·         State Department – Consular Affairs
     888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

·         Philippines Country Information

·         Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates

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