13 areas under Signal No. 1 as ‘Amang’ approaches Surigao

Satellite image of tropical depression “Amang” as of 7:40 a.m. on Jan. 20. THE SUMMIT EXPRESS

MANILA – Thirteen areas in Visayas and Mindanao were placed under Signal No. 1 as tropical depression “Amang” continued to move toward the Surigao provinces on Sunday afternoon.

According to an update from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) as of 2 p.m. yesterday, Signal No. 1 was raised in the following areas: in Visayas, Eastern Samar., Samar, Biliran, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Eastern Bohol, and Northern Cebu; in Mindanao, Agusan del Sur, Agusan del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Dinagat Islands, and Camiguin.

PAGASA warned that moderate to heavy rain will prevail in Caraga, Northern Mindanao, Eastern Visayas, Davao Oriental, Compostela Valley, Catanduanes, Albay, Sorsogon, Masbate, Northern Negros Provinces, Northern Cebu, and Bohol.

Residents in these areas were advised to be vigilant for possible flooding and landslides.

Small sea craft in the seaboards of the areas under Signal No. 1 were not allowed to venture out.

The state weather bureau said that waters may also get rough in the northern seaboard of Northern Luzon, and the eastern seaboards of Luzon due to Amihan’s surge.

As of 1:00 p.m., the center of the tropical depression was located at 235 kilometers east-southeast of Surigao City, Surigao del Norte.

It has maintained its strength of 45 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 60 kph.

Amang moves west-northwest at 30 kph and is expected to make landfall over the mainland of Surigao del Norte and Siargao Islands between Sunday afternoon and evening. (With GMA News/PN)


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