MANILA, Philippines - Tropical storm Feria has crossed Northern Samar and is now in the vicinity of Masbate, state weather forecasters said Tuesday night.
In its 10:45 p.m. bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Association (Pagasa) said Feria is moving west northwest at 22 kph and is expected to be 90 kilometers west of Iba, Zambales by Wednesday evening.
Storm signal no. 2 was raised in Metro Manila, which means classes in elementary and high school are suspended on Wednesday.
Also under storm signal no. 2 are:
Meanwhile, signal no. 1 is up over the following areas:
Rest of Cebu
Rest of Negros
Surigao del Norte
Meanwhile, Pagasa advised residents living in low lying, mountainous and coastal areas under storm warning signals no. 2 and 1 to be on alert against possible flashloods, landslides and storm surges.
The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are also advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 5 a.m., Wednesday.
The Coast Guard is following a new policy barring travel of ships lighter than 1,000 tons in case of Storm Signal No. 1. All seacraft are barred from leaving port under Signal 2. - GMANews.TV