Typhoon signal number 2 raised in 3 Bicol provinces

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The local governments of Catanduanes, Camarines Sur and Camarines Norte in Bicol are bracing for a big one.

This, after “Karen” (international name: Sakira) grew stronger into severe tropical storm on Friday afternoon (October 14).

A SunStar report bared that the storm was packing maximum winds of up to 100 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gusts of up to 140 kph.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said that Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) number 2 has been hoisted in the three provinces.

Meanwhile, TCWS 1 was raised over Albay, Sorsogon, Quezon including Polillo Island, Aurora, Isabela, Quirino, Laguna, Rizal, Marinduque, Ticao and Burias Island, Masbate, Nueva Ecija, Bulacan, Pampanga, Cavite, Batangas and Metro Manila, as well as in Northern Samar in the Visayas.