Cancelled flights: Saturday, January 17
MANILA, Philippines – Local carriers have suspended a number of flights on Saturday, January 17, as Tropical Storm Amang (international name Mekkhala) approached Eastern Samar.
The following Saturday flights are cancelled, according to the Manila International Airport Authority:
- 2P 2053: Manila-Caticlan
- 2P 2054: Caticlan-Manila
- 2P 2063: Manila-Caticlan
- 2P 2064: Caticlan-Manila
- 2P 2071: Manila-Calbayog
- 2P 2072: Calbayog-Manila
- 2P 2079: Catarman-Manila
- 2P 2080: Manila-Catarman
- 2P 2021: Manila-Masbate
- 2P 2022: Masbate-Manila
- 2P 2261: Manila-Naga
- 2P 2262: Naga-Manila
- 5J 521: Manila-Naga
- 5J 522: Naga-Manila
Tropical Storm Amang (international name Mekkhala) intensified on Saturday morning, prompting PAGASA to raise Storm Signal Number 2 over 10 areas: Catanduanes, Albay, Camarines Sur, Sorsogon, Masbate, Burias Island including Ticao Island, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Samar, and Leyte including Biliran.
Placed under Storm Signal Number 1 are Camarines Norte, Quezon Including Polillo Island, Laguna, Rizal, Batangas, Marinduque, Oriental Mindoro, Romblon, Northern Iloilo, Northern part of Negros Occidental, Southern Leyte, Northern Cebu including Cebu City, Bantayan Island, Camotes Island, Capiz, Aklan, and Dinagat Island.
PAGASA forecasted the storm to make landfall in Borongan City in Eastern Samar on Saturday afternoon.
As of 9:40 AM, January 17, Weather Philippines and the US Joint Typhoon Warning Center upgraded Amang into a typhoon, with winds up to 120 km/h. Landfall in Eastern Samar is expected around 4:00 PM on Saturday. – Rappler.com