Flash alert: Typhoon Melor/Nona, Philippines

Typhoon Melor (local name Nona) already made its first landfall in Batag, Northern Samar, Philippines as of this Monday morning, December 14. Nine provinces in Visayas and Luzon were placed under storm signal No. 3, nine more under storm signal no. 2 while more than 14 provinces were placed under signal storm no. 1 by Philippine weather bureau, PAGASA. The public is warned against landslides, flash floods and storm surges. Typhoon Melor is expected to make its second landfall on Sorsogon Province, Bicol Region early tonight. Melor is expected to stay in the country until Friday, December 18.