According to reports, 19.8 million Filipinos could be affected by Typhoon Rolly.
Undersecretary Ricardo Jalad, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) director, said that 1.3 million are families within the 60-kilometer diameter of the storm.
NDRRMC spokesman Mark Timbal shared that close to a million residents have been evacuated in the Bicol region.
Meanwhile, Gen. Camilo Cascolan, chief of the Philippine National Police, said that they are ready for forced evacuations if they see that areas are dangerous.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) shared in a bulletin released at 2PM that Rolly has further weakened and is now over Mongpong Pass.
SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN #16
FOR: TYPHOON “#RollyPH” (GONI)
TROPICAL CYCLONE: WARNING
ISSUED AT 2:00 PM, 01 November…
The agency adds that “violent winds and intense rainfall” is prevailing or expected within the next 12 hours over Marinduque, Laguna, the eastern portion of Batangas, and Cavite. This a particularly dangerous situation for these areas.
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