Signal No. 1 up in Davao Oriental where 'Chedeng' is seen to make landfall

Subscribe Now March 18, 2019 at 06:24am

Signal No. 1 has been raised over Davao Oriental hours after Tropical Depression Chedeng entered the Philippine area of responsibility, state weather bureau PAGASA said.

At 4 p.m., PAGASA said “Chedeng” was estimated based on all available data at 830 km east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur. It packs maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 60 kph.

The third tropical cyclone of 2019 was seen moving west at 25 kph.

PAGASA earlier said “Chedeng” may make landfall over the eastern coast of Davao Oriental between Monday evening and Tuesday morning.

It, however, said there is a possibility that the tropical depression may weaken into a low pressure area before coming onshore.

The state weather bureau said scattered to at times widespread moderate to heavy rains are expected over the areas of Davao Oriental and Surigao del Sur on Monday and in other parts of Mindanao on Tuesday.

Signal No. 1 may also be raised over Davao del Norte and Compostela Valley in PAGASA’s next update.

Residents in these areas especially those living in low-lying areas are advised to take necessary preparations and continue to monitor updates for possible flooding and landslides.

Disaster risk reduction and management offices concerned are also asked to be alert for these possibilities.

Meanwhile, small seacrafts are advised to avoid venturing out to sea as moderate to rough seas may persist over the eastern seaboard of Visayas and Mindanao on Monday and Tuesday.


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