Philippines: Typhoon Tisoy
Created: 17/12/2019 +


Typhoon Kammuri (Tisoy in the Philippines) made landfall in Eastern Philippines, on 3 December with maximum sustained winds up to 210 km/h. It made landfall in the provinces of Sorgoson (Bicol region), Masbate (Bicol Region), Marinduqe (Southwestern Tagalog Region) and Oriental Mindoro (Southwestern Tagalog Region) before exiting into the West Philippines Sea. The main affected regions are in the central Philippines: Bicol (Region V), Calabarzon, Eastern Visayas (Region VIII), Mimaropa and Central Luzon (Region III). Early reports indicate that Eastern Visayas and Bicol region have been particularly damaged, with destroyed houses and extreme flood warnings issued. Tisoy is the 20th tropical cyclone to hit the Philippines in 2019. While Tisoy is no longer directly affecting the country, heavy rains are ongoing that could trigger flooding and landslides.