Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and
Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)

WEATHER BULLETIN NUMBER FIVE
TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING: TROPICAL STORM “SENIANG”
Issued at 5:00 a.m., Monday ,29 December 2014

“SENIANG” has intensified into Tropical Storm and made landfall over Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur.

Location of Center: (as of 4:00 a.m.)

Vicinity of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur

Coordinates:

8.6°N, 126.3°E

Strength:

Maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph

Movement:

Forecast to move West Northwest at 11 kph.

Forecast Positions/Outlook:

Tuesday morning:
125 km North Northwest of Cagayan de Oro City

Wednesday morning:

205 km Northwest of Dipolog City.

Thursday morning:

75 km Southeast of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.

PUBLIC STORM WARNING SIGNAL (MINDANAO)

#2 (winds of 61 – 100 kph is expected in at least 24 hours)

Surigao del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Siargao Island, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur,Misamis Oriental and Camiguin.

#1(winds of 30 – 60 kph is expected in at least 36 hours)

Dinagat Province, Compostela Valley, northern part of Davao Oriental, Davao del Norte, Bukidnon, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental and Zamboanga del Norte

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.

Mines and Geosciences Bureau 10 (MGB-10)

LANDSLIDE AND FLOOD THREAT ADVISORY
FOR REGION 10 (NORTHERN MINDANAO)
Issued at 8:00 A.M., 29 December 2014

Tropical Depression “SENIANG” has intensified into Tropical Storm and made landfall over Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur.

The Provincial, City, and Municipal Governments are respectfully advised to take precautionary measures in view of Tropical Storm “Seniang” (PAGASA) which could have possible adverse impact on the local population, on health, on public and private infrastructure, on the economy.

The general public is advised to be prepared in the event of the occurrence of landslides and floods.

The Provincial, City, and Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils are advised to be vigilant and to take precautionary measures.

Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Committees are advised to coordinate with their City/Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils to plan for any emergency.  BDRRMCs are advised to initiate evacuation and readiness measures. Caution should be taken that evacuation centers are located in safe areas, that these should not be located in landslide-/flood-/hazard-prone areas.

Everyone is advised to keep informed on the latest weather bulletin.

Thank you very much