US warns nationals vs travel to parts of Bicol, East Visayas due to Typhoon “Nina”

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The United States warned its nationals against travel to parts of Bicol and Eastern Visayas due to harsh weather conditions from Typhoon Nina (Nock-Ten).

In an emergency message, the US said the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration had issued warnings for several areas.

“All U.S. citizens living in or traveling to the area should monitor the typhoon’s track by listening to the radio, watching television, or viewing the Philippine Tropical Cyclone website, the PAGASA website, or The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) website,” it said.

Citing PAGASA’s information, it said warnings had been issued for:

– Bicol: Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Albay, Sorsogon, Masbate
– Southern Luzon: Southern Quezon, Marinduque, Romblon, Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro
– Metro Manila
– Central Luzon: Aurora
– Eastern Visayas: Leyte, Northern Samar and Eastern Samar.

“Expect extremely high winds, dangerous storm tides, heavy rainfall, and possible flooding to occur,” the embassy said.

For those in areas affected by Nina, the US Embassy advised them to “locate shelter, monitor media reports, and follow all official instructions.”

“Carry your travel documents at all times (i.e. U.S. passport, birth certificate, picture ID’s, etc.) or secure them in a safe, waterproof location. You should also contact friends and family in the United States with updates about your whereabouts,” it said.