Although the storm was expected to weaken until Monday when it crossed over the main island of Luzon, which includes Manila, and made landfall, officials said it was “very likely” to remain a “hurricane while crossing land.”
In Manila, on Sunday, rescue workers were preparing inflatable boats and life jackets as authorities began evacuating people from coastal areas.
President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos Jr. canceled lessons on Sunday in public schools and closed non-emergency government buildings in an effort to keep people indoors and out of the storm’s path, his office said on social media.
Domestic services were disrupted and dozens of international and Domestic flights canceled Because of the weather, including the United Airlines flight to Guam, authorities said.
The Rescheduling the US Embassy All consular appointments for Monday in Manila. Curtis S. said: Chen, a former US ambassador to the Asian Development Bank, said his thoughts were with those in the Philippines as he shared a visualization of the rapidly growing storm between Saturday and Sunday.
Cyclone Climate forecast to bring big waves, torrential rain and winds of about 127 mph to the northern island of Luzon – which has a population of more than 64 million – over the next 24 hours.
“Under these conditions, widespread flooding and rain-induced landslides are expected, particularly in areas highly exposed or highly exposed to these hazards as defined by risk maps and in places that have previously experienced significant rainfall,” the DAS said.
At 5:30 p.m. local time on Sunday, the agency said the eye of the storm made landfall near Pordios, a municipal area in Quezon Province in the Polillo Islands.
It expects a “high to very high risk” of storm surge of 10 feet or more in the low-lying and exposed coastal areas of North Quezon and the Polillo and Aurora Islands. It said it expected “heavy to severe rain with occasional heavy rain” through Monday morning over metro Manila, which includes Quezon City and nearby provinces and northern Quezon.
Karding is one of the many tropical storms to hit the Philippines this year. The capital and northern provinces are recovering from a cyclone last month that triggered floods and landslides and claimed three lives, according to Reuters.
Scientists say global warming is increasing the intensity of storms, and bringing more frequent and severe weather events globally.
One of the strongest storms ever to hit Canada hit the coast of Nova Scotia on Saturday, leaving much of Nova Scotia and nearly all of Prince Edward Island without power. Former Hurricane Fiona is the lowest landfall pressure storm ever recorded in Canada, according to the Canadian Hurricane Centerwhich was also mentioned hurricanes blowing hits the area.
while, Tropical Storm Known As Ian It passed through the central Caribbean, a journey that weather experts say could culminate in a collision with Florida on Thursday as a hurricane.
Meteorological officials said Nooro was expected to be a Category 5 storm, posing a “severe threat to life and property.”
Matthew Capchey, Selena Ross and Sidney Page contributed to this report.