Rains to continue after Amang weakens into LPA


Posted at Jan 22 2019 07:31 AM | Updated as of Jan 22 2019 07:56 AM

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MANILA - Rains will continue to drench large swaths of the country on Tuesday even as Tropical Depression Amang weakened into a low pressure area, the state weather bureau said. 

At least 11,000 people in Caraga, Eastern Visayas and Bicol fled to evacuation centers before Amang slammed into Siargao island over the weekend. It brought moderate to heavy rains in the central islands on Monday and later weakened into an LPA. 

The weather disturbance was 195 kilometers east northeast of Virac, Catanduanes at 3 a.m. Tuesday, PAGASA said in an advisory.

The LPA's trough or extension may trigger floods and landslides in Bicol, Eastern Visayas, Caraga, Davao Region and the provinces of Camiguin, Misamis Oriental and Bukidnon. 

The amihan or cold air blowing from the northeast meanwhile will bring cloudy skies and light rains over Cagayan Valley, Aurora, and Quezon, said PAGASA. 

There are no reports of any casualty due to Amang so far, but the disaster agency is verifying the whereabouts of an individual reported missing before the storm's onslaught, said its spokesperson Edgar Posadas. 

Some regional disaster offices remained on high alert due to the LPA, he told radio DZMM. 

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