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Philippines, China - Tropical Cyclone CONSON (GDACS, PAGASA, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 07 September 2021)

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  • Tropical Cyclone CONSON (named JOLINA in the Philippines), made landfall over Samar Island on 6 September and is crossing Masbate Island. On 7 September at 8.00 UTC, its centre was located about 22 km northwest of Cataingan City (Masbate Province), with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h.
  • According to media reports, power outages were reported in Eastern Samar, Samar and Leyte Provinces.
  • CONSON is forecast to move northwest and approach central Luzon Island on 8 September passing very close to the capital Manila. After that, on 9 September it will move over the South China Sea towards Hainan Island (southern China).
  • A tropical cyclone wind signal number 3 (destructive typhoon-force winds prevailing or expected within 18 hours), is in effect for most parts of Masbate Island, central-southern Luzon and the eastern Visayas, including the Provinces of Quezon, Masbate, Albay and Samar.
  • For the next 24 hours, heavy rain and strong winds are forecast over Masbate Island, central-southern Luzon and eastern Visayas (particularly Samar Island).