Signal No. 1 raised in 15 areas as 'Jenny' threatens northern Luzon

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippine, August 26) — The state weather bureau has hoisted tropical cyclone warning Signal No. 1 over 15 areas in northern Luzon as Tropical Depression "Jenny" is seen to make landfall over Aurora or Cagayan on Tuesday or Wednesday.

The following areas are now under Signal No. 1:

- Cagayan

- Isabela

- Quirino

- Nueva Vizcaya

- Apayao

- Abra

- Kalinga

- Mountain Province

- Ifugao

- Benguet

- Aurora

- Nueva Ecija

- Eastern portion of Pangasinan

- Northern portion of Quezon including Polillo Island

- Catanduanes

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Signal No. 1 might be raised over Ilocos Norte, Babuyan Islands, and the rest of Pangasinan by 11 p.m.

Residents in areas under Signal No. 1 can expect winds from 30 to 60 kilometers per hour (kph) or intermittent rains within 36 hours. Sea travel is also risky on the seaboards of areas under tropical cyclone warning signals.

Classes in pre-school in all public and private schools are automatically suspended in areas where Signal No. 1 is hoisted.

As of 4 p.m., Jenny was last spotted 670 kilometers east of Virac, Catanduanes, moving northwest at a speed of 25 kph.

It packs maximum sustained winds of 45 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 55 kph.

Some provinces in Eastern Visayas are already experiencing heavy rain, resulting in flooding and landslides.

PAGASA said Jenny will bring light to moderate rains with intermittent heavy rains over Caraga, Eastern Visayas and Bicol regions from today and tomorrow afternoon.

The storm is forecasted to bring moderate to heavy rains over Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, northern Aurora, Kalinga, Abra, Mountain Province, Ifugao, Benguet, Ilocos Sur, and La Union from tomorrow afternoon until Wednesday afternoon.

From tomorrow until Wednesday, light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains is expected over Metro Manila, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, Bicol Region, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, and the rest of Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley and Central Luzon.

PAGASA expects Jenny to exit the Philippine area by Thursday afternoon.

Tacloban-based journalist Wil Mark Amazona contributed to this report.

This is a developing story.