TYPHOON Urduja (Interna-tional codename: Francisco) has entered the Philippine area of responsibility packing poten-tially strong maximum sus-tained winds of 160 kilometer per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 195kph, according to the National Disaster Risk Re-duction and Management Council (NDRRMC).
The NDRRMC executive di-rector, Undersecretary Eduardo del Rosario, on Tuesday said that the typhoon is not expected to make a landfall or affect any part of the country.
Del Rosario added that the public, the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) and the concerned regional risk reduction management councils have been alerted to take precautionary measures.
Alerted were the chairmen of regional and provincial disaster risk reduction management council and OCDRCs in Regions 1, 2, 3, 4-A, 4-B, 5, 6, 7, 8. 9, 10, 11, 12, Cordillera Autonomous Region, Caraga, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and the National Capital Region.
He also warned that sea travel is risky over the seaboards of Northen Luzon and the eastern seaboards of Central and Southern Luzon.