Crising Storm in the Philippines

A new storm has developed near Bicol region which may cause widespread rains in eastern and southern Luzon provinces as Crising tracks westwardly, away from the country.

As of 2 p.m., Tropical Depression ‘Dante’, which was spotted as a low pressure area Thursday has developed into a storm and was last spotted 80 kms east of Legazpi with maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour (kph). It is forecast to remain almost stationary, latest bulletin issued by the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said.

Signal number 1 is already hoisted over Camarines Norte Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, Catanduanes, Masbate, Burias Island, Southern Quezon and Northern Samar .

“Bicol region, Romblon, Marinduque, Northern Samar and Southern Quezon will experience rains and gusty winds which may trigger flashfloods and landslides,” it added.

The rest of southern luzon, western visayas and western mindanao will have occasional rains, it said.

Dante is seen to be 100 kms East of Legaspi City Saturday afternoon, 80 kms East of Legaspi City or 60 kms North of Catarman by Sunday afternoon and 50 kms East of Legaspi City by Monday afternoon.

Meanwhile Crising was spotted 420 kms west southwest of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro with maximum sustained winds of 55 kph. It is forecast to move westward at 7 kph.

The NDCC reported flooding in 10 barangays in Lucena which led to the evacuation of 500 families brought by heavy rains caused by Crising.

Landslide and flashfloods struck some towns in Camarines Norte, Masbate and Catanduanes, but some roads have been cleared of debris and are now passable.

Leave a Reply

Categorized | Travel