The weather bureau PAGASA warns of the severe danger of storm surge that could reach more than three meters in height particularly in the coastal areas of Catanduanes, Camarines Norte, northern coastal areas of Quezon including the Polillo Islands and Camarines Sur in the next 24 hours.
The risk of storm surge is also high, reaching more than 3.0 meters in the coastal areas of Metro Manila, Cavite, Bulacan, Pampanga, Bataan, the southeastern coastal area of Batangas and the southern coastal areas of Quezon.
Storm surge up to 2.0 meters could affect the coastal areas of Marinduque, Lubang Island, Albay, Masbate (including Ticao and Burias Islands), Northern Samar, and Eastern Samar and the coastal areas of Quezon, Camarines Sur, and Batangas.
PAGASA added, “There is also a moderate to high risk of seiche or storm surge over the coastal areas surrounding Laguna de Bay and Taal Lake. These storm surges, which may be accompanied by swells and breaking waves reaching the coast can cause life-threatening and damaging coastal inundation. ”
Typhoon Rolly made landfall at 4:50 a.m. in the vicinity of Bato, Catanduanes and is currently being swept away by strong winds and heavy rains in Catanduanes, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay, northern portion of Sorsogon and central and southern portion of Quezon for the next 12 hours.