“Amang” maintains its strength; Signal No. 1 hoisted over several areas

(Eagle News)–“Amang” maintained its strength on Monday, Jan. 21, as it hovered  over the eastern seaboard of Eastern Samar.

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said as of 10 a.m., “Amang” was located 40 kilometers north northeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar or 45 kilometers east southeast of Borongan City, Eastern Samar

It is packing maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 60 kilometers per hour, moving north at 10 kilometers per hour.

Signal No. 1 has been hoisted over Sorsogon, Masbate including Ticao Island, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Samar, Biliran and Leyte.

PAGASA said residents in Eastern Visayas and Bicol region will encounter moderate to heavy rains today, while residents in Eastern Visayas, Catanduanes, Albay, Sorsogon and Masbate will encounter the same on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

Fisherfolk and those with small seacraft were advised not to venture out over the seaboards of Northern Luzon and the eastern seaboards of Central Luzon, Southern Luzon, Visayas, Dinagat Islands and Surigao del Norte, including all seaboards of areas under Signal No. 1 due to “Amang” and the surge of the northeast monsoon.

PAGASA said “Amang” may weaken into a low pressure area within 12 to 24 hours.