QUEZON CITY October 15, 2016 (Bicol Standard) — State weather bureau PAGASA said Karen now has maximum winds of up to q120 kph per hour and gustiness of up to 150 kpm.
It is already 160 km east northeast of Virac, Catanduanes, still moving west northwest at 9 km/h.
Signal # 3 is now raised in Catanduanes, while signal # 2 remains up in Camarines Sur and Camarines Norte.
PAGASA warned that storm surges are possible in coastal areas of these 3 provinces.
The following areas, meanwhile are under signal # 1: Albay, Sorsogon, Masbate including Ticao Island, Quezon including Polillo Island, Isabela, Romblon, Marinduque, Oriental Mindoro, Batangas, Laguna, Cavite, Rizal, Metro Manila, Bulacan, Pampanga, Bataan, Zambales, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, Nueva Vizcaya, Aurora, Pangasinan, Quirino and Northern Samar.
Moderate to heavy rain is expected within the 500-km diameter of the typhoon.
Residents of areas under warning signals should watch out for possible floods and landslides.
Travel in the seaboard of Eastern Samar is risky, according to PAGASA.