Tabaco City under state of calamity
MANILA, Philippines – Tabaco City in the province of Albay has declared a state of calamity, ahead of Typhoon Glenda (Rammasun) making landfall in the Philippines.
The announcement was made by Albay Governor Joey Salceda on his Facebook page on Tuesday, July 15 at around 5 in the afternoon.
The Philippine National Red Cross earlier reported Tabaco had lost power earlier in the day. The town of Daraga also has no power.
Under Salceda's orders, Albay started evacuating people as early as Monday, July 14. Albay is known for constantly achieving its "zero casualty" goal during natural disasters.
The typhoon, which packs maximum sustained winds of 130 km/h near the center, and gusts of up to 160 km/h, is expected to make landfall in the Albay-Sorsogon area on Tuesday, between 6 and 8 pm.
Glenda will then cross Albay towards Southern Luzon, and will be in the vicinity of the National Capital Region by Wednesday, July 16, between 9 to 11 am. The storm will exit the Philippine area of responsibility by Thursday evening or Friday morning. – Bea Cupin/Rappler.com
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