Eleven areas in Bicol and Eastern Visayas will be affected and placed under Storm Signal No. 1 before noon Friday as Tropical Storm Amang (Mekkhala) continues to move toward Samar ahead of Pope Francis’ visit to the region this Saturday, GMA News reported.
State weather agency PAGASA, in its 11 a.m. update, said Amang was estimated at 560 km east of Borongan City in Eastern Samar as of 10 a.m.
“Tropical Storm Amang may hit Northern Samar (Saturday) evening,” it added.
Under Storm Signal No. 1 are:
- Camarines Sur
- Burias Island
- Masbate including Ticao Island
- Northern Samar
- Eastern Samar