Local government units in Cavite are preparing for the impact of Super Typhoon ‘Karding’ as the tropical cyclone hit land on late Sunday afternoon.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said “Karding” made its first landfall in Burdeos, Quezon at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.
In its 8 p.m. bulletin, PAGASA said the center of the eye of the super typhoon was last spotted over the coastal waters of General Nakar, Quezon.
“Karding” slightly weakened and now packs maximum sustained winds of 195 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 240 km/h.
It continues to move slowly westward at 20 km/h and is expected to make another landfall in General Nakar, Quezon on Sunday evening, according to PAGASA.
Personnel from the Philippine Coast Guard conducted a preemptive evacuation of residents in the low-lying barangays of Ternate and Kawit, Cavite.
Kawit Mayor Angelo Aguinaldo shared on Facebook the local government’s preparation of relief packs for residents that will be most affected by the super typhoon.
Other mayors met with disaster response officials in their locality to plan and initiate evacuation and relief operations.
In Luzon, classes at all levels in public schools have been canceled on Monday, September 26.
Government work, except for frontline agencies providing emergency services, has also been suspended.
The northern and central portions of Cavite remain under Signal No. 3 while other parts of the province are placed under Signal No. 2.
“Karding” is forecast to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Tuesday, September 27.
Thumbnail photo courtesy of PCG & DOST-PAGASA