SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN #5
FOR: TROPICAL STORM “#SeniangPH”
TROPICAL CYCLONE: WARNING
ISSUED AT 5:00 AM, 29 DECEMBER 2014
“SENIANG” HAS INTENSIFIED INTO A TROPICAL STORM AND MADE LANDFALL OVER HINATUAN, SURIGAO DEL SUR.
• Has made landfall over Bakulin, Hinatuan Surigao del Sur early this morning and will exit the landmass of Agusan del Norte by noon then will traverse Bohol sea.
• Estimated rainfall amount is from 15 – 30 mm per hour (heavy - intense) within the 300 km diameter of the Tropical Storm.
• Residents in low lying and mountainous areas of the provinces with PSWS#2 and
PSWS#1 especially Caraga Region as well as over Eastern Visayas and the rest of Mindanao are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.
• Ocean waves may reach up to 5 meters.
• Fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the eastern seaboards of Luzon and the seaboard of Visayas and over the northern and eastern seaboards of Mindanao.
Location of eye/center: At 4:00 AM today, the center of Tropical Storm “SENIANG” was estimated based on all available data including Hinatuan Doppler radar in the vicinity Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur (8.6°N, 126.3°E).
Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph
Forecast Movement: Forecast to move West Northwest at 11 kph.
• 24 hour (Tomorrow morning): 125 km North Northwest of Cagayan de Oro City.
• 48 hour (Wednesday morning): 205 km Northwest of Dipolog City.
• 72 hour (Thursday morning): 75 km Southeast of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.
PUBLIC STORM WARNING SIGNAL
SIGNAL #2 (Winds of 61-100 kph is expected in at least 24 hrs)*
Visayas: Bohol and Siquijor.
Mindanao: Surigao del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Siargao Island, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur,Misamis Oriental and Camiguin.
Impacts of the Wind:
• Rice and corn maybe adversely affected
• Few large trees uprooted
• Large number of nipa and cogon houses partially or totally unroofed and old galvanized iron roofs may roll off.
• Billboards/Signage may roll off
• Travel by all types of sea vessels and aircrafts is risky.
*These areas will have stormy weather with heavy to intense rains. Residents in low lying and mountainous areas are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.
SIGNAL #1 (Winds of 30-60 kph is expected in at least 36 hrs)**
Visayas: Leyte, Southern Leyte, Camotes Island, #Cebu, Negros Oriental and Negros Occidental
Mindanao: Dinagat Province, Compostela Valley, northern part of Davao Oriental, Davao del Norte, Bukidnon, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental and Zamboanga del Norte
Impacts of the Wind:
• Twigs and branches of trees maybe broken
• Some banana plants may tilt or land flat on the ground
• Rice in flowering stage may suffer significant damage
• Some nipa and cogon houses maybe partially unroofed
• Sea travel of small sea crafts and fishing boats is risky
**These areas will have moderate to heavy rains with occasional gusty winds.
Residents in low lying and mountainous areas are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.
The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 11AM today.
(CEBU CITY - Public Information Office) A four-storey Elementary School Building will soon rise in Barangay Ermita, one of of the 80 villages in Cebu City this year.
This after the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Incorporated (RAFI), the Cebu City Government and the Department of Education (DepEd) inked the memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the realization of the 13 Million pesos worth of 12-classroom facility.
Photos: Cebu City Public Information Office
Cebu City Mayor Michael L Rama, together with RAFI President Roberto 'Bobby' Aboitiz, and DepEd Cebu City Division chief Dr. Rhea Mar Angtud led the ceremonial MOA signing yesterday January 9, 2014 Thursday at the RAFI Building along Lopez Jaena Street, this city.