PAGASA: LPA may trigger landslides, floods in VisMin


Posted at Jan 17 2017 08:35 AM

MANILA - A low pressure area may trigger landslides and floods in Eastern Visayas, Caraga, Northern Mindanao, Zamboanga Peninsula and the province of Bohol, state weather bureau PAGASA warned Tuesday.

PAGASA said these areas will experience moderate to occasionally heavy rains due to the LPA spotted 70 kilometers northeast of Zamboanga City at 4 a.m.

The LPA and the tail-end of a cold front have dumped rains on parts of Mindanao and Visayas since Monday afternoon.

A girl drowned in Naga City, Cebu as floods swept part of their home during heavy rains. The Cagayan de Oro coucil, meanwhile, declared a state of calamity after streets were submerged in neck-deep floods.

Several local governments have also suspended Tuesday classes due to bad weather.

The LPA is not likely to intensify into a typhoon, PAGASA meteorologist Shelly Ignacio told radio DZMM.

Ignacio said cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms will prevail over the rest of Visayas and Mindanao.

Cagayan Valley, Mimaropa, Bicol region and provinces of Aurora and Quezon will experience cloudy skies with light rains.

Isolated light rains are expected to dampen Metro Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon.

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