This satellite image taken by Himawari-8, a Japanese weather satellite, shows Typhoon Doksuri near the northern Philippines Tuesday, July 25, 2023. Image Credit: Courtesy of National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) via AP

Dubai: The UAE Embassy in Manila advised Emiratis who are currently in the Philippines to exercise extra caution and be vigilant due to the weather conditions caused by typhoon "Egay" (international code: Doksuri).

The embassy stressed the need for citizens to follow the safety guidelines and instructions issued by the relevant authorities in the Philippines.

It also urged them to contact the embassy in case of emergency at 0097180024 or 0097180044444. The embassy also urged them to register in Tawajudi service to enable its mission staff to communicate with them in cases of emergency.

At least 12 domestic flights were cancelled on Tuesday due to the typhoon while Ilocos Norte was under "state of calamity". The typhoon slammed into Fuga island off Aparri town in Cagayan province, where more than 12,100 people were evacuated from high-risk coastal villages and schools, and workplaces were shut down as a precaution.