U.S. Embassy Manila, Philippines
U.S. Consular Agency Cebu, Philippines
September 25, 2022
Natural Disaster Alert – Typhoon Karding
Location: Central Luzon and Northern Philippine Islands
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) predicts Super Typhoon Karding (Noru) is expected to adversely affect Central Luzon and the northern Philippine Islands with torrential rain and high winds. Possible heavy rains are expected over Batanes, Cagayan, Isabela, the northern portion of Aurora, Catanduanes, Camarines Norte, and Camarines Sur. Heavy to intense rains over the northern portion of Quezon including Polillo Islands, Aurora, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Pangasinan, and the northern portion of Zambales may also occur today and through Monday morning. Heavy to intense rains over the rest of Central Luzon may affect Cagayan, Isabela, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, Cordillera Administrative Region, Ilocos Provinces, La Union, Metro Manila, and the rest of Calabarzon.
Under these conditions, scattered flooding and rain-induced landslides are possible, especially in areas that are highly or very highly susceptible to these hazards as identified in hazard maps and in localities with significant antecedent rainfall.
Actions to Take:
- Exercise extreme caution if you live within the affected areas.
- Stay calm and alert. During periods of extreme weather activity watch out for flooding and avoid affected areas if possible.
- Maintain awareness of conditions and avoid steep slopes.
- Monitor local media and the PAGASA website for updates and instructions.