PAGASA 15th Typhoon OFEL Forecast Track and Rain Volume as of October 24, 2012. Image by PAGASA

TACLOBAN CITY–Authorities reported 1 missing fisherman in the village of Nueva Estrella Sur, in Pintuyan, Southern Leyte as typhoon “Ofel” hit Eastern visayas in the morning of October 24.

The regional disaster office has already coordinated with the Coast Guard Maasin and PNP regarding the missing person.

As of 11AM today, Leyte and So. Leyte are placed under typhoon signal no. 2, while three Samar provinces and Biliran remain under typhoon signal no. 1.

Also Tacloban experienced zero visibility and heavy rains with slightly strong winds, a report from PIA-Region 8 says.

The regional disaster and coordinating office has urged all local disaster councils to make the necessary actions.

Some parts in the region have already experienced brownouts.