SURIGAO DEL SUR (MindaNews/28 December) – Tropical depression Seniang is expected to make landfall in the vicinity of Tandag City on Monday morning, “then cross Surigao del Sur and will exit the landmass of Agusan del Sur by noon,” the weather bureau said.
In its Severe Weather Bulletin 4 issued at 10 p.m. Sunday, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) urged residents in low lying and mountainous areas of the provinces where public storm warning signal (PSWS) 1 has been raised, “especially Caraga Region as well as over Eastern Visayas and the rest of Mindanao are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.”
PSWS1 where winds of 30 – 60 kph are expected in at least 36 hrs, was raised over 14 Mindanao provinces — Dinagat Province, Surigao del Norte (including Carino Surigao del Sur, Siargao Island, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Compostela Valley, northern part of Davao Oriental, Davao del Norte, Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental, Zamboanga del Norte, and Camiguin and in the Visayas provinces of Leyte, Southern Leyte, Camotes Island, Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental, Negros Occidental and Siquijor.
At 10 p.m. Sunda, PAGSA said the center of Tropical Depression “Seniang” was estimated based on all available data, at 80 km east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, with maximum winds of 55 kph near the center and was forecast to move west northwest at 13 kph.
Residents in low lying and mountainous areas of the provinces with PSWS#1 especially Caraga Region as well as over Eastern Visayas and the rest of Mindanao were alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.
PAGASA also said ocean waves “may reach up to four meters.” (MindaNews)