(Updated 12:33 p.m.) – Typhoon Pedring (international name: Nesat) made landfall over the boundary of Aurora and Isabela provinces early Tuesday morning, knocking out power lines and causing outages in a wide area of Luzon, officials said.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical & Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) warned that nearly all of Luzon will be affected by the typhoon’s heavy winds and rain throughout the day. The weather bureau said provinces along the “trackline” of Pedring are Aurora, Quirino, Ifugao, Nueva Vizcaya, Benguet, and La Union provinces.
Before dawn Tuesday, Metro Manila experienced strong winds that knocked out power in some areas, felled trees, and scattered debris that have littered roads. Along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City, at least 10 trees were uprooted by fierce winds and blocked the normally busy thoroughfare early Tuesday, according to a report on GMA News TV’s “News to Go.”