Tropical storm "Lawin" has maintained its strength and now threatens the Samar-Bicol area.
The weather disturbance was last estimated 380 kilometers east of Borongan, Eastern Samar bearing maximum sustained winds of 95 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 120 kph.
It is moving west at 9 kph.
Public storm warning signal number 2 is up over Eastern Samar which will experience strong winds over the next 24 hours.
Meantime, storm signal number one has been hoisted over Sorsogon, northern Samar, western Samar and Leyte, which could be in for rough weather in the next 36 hours. - ANC Headlines, September 22, 2012