'Crising' weakens to tropical depression following Davao Oriental landfall

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Posted at May 14 2021 12:29 AM | Updated as of May 14 2021 05:30 AM

'Crising' weakens to tropical depression following Davao Oriental landfall 1
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MANILA (UPDATE) - Tropical cyclone "Crising" weakened into a tropical depression after making landfall in Davao Oriental.

The state weather bureau, in its 2 a.m. weather bulletin, said Crising continued to move west and is now over Davao del Norte.

Crising weakened after it made landfall over Baganga town in Davao Oriental at 8:20 p.m. Thursday.

Crising, the country's third storm this year, is moving westward at 20 kilometers per hour (kph), and was packing maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center with gusts of up to 90 kph.

It was last located at 1 a.m. near New Corella in Davao del Norte.

The following areas were placed under tropical cyclone wind signal no. 1.

VISAYAS 

  • Southeastern portion of Negros Oriental (Dumaguete City, Valencia, Sibulan, Santa Catalina, Siaton, Zamboanguita, Dauin, Bacong) 
  • Siquijor

MINDANAO 

  • -the southern portion of Surigao del Sur (Barobo, Tagbina, Hinatuan, City of Bislig, Lingig)
  • the central and southern portions of Agusan del Sur (Esperanza, San Francisco, Talacogon, San Luis, Rosario, Bunawan, Trento, La Paz, Loreto, Veruela, Santa Josefa)
  • Davao Oriental
  • Davao de Oro
  • Davao del Norte
  • Davao City
  • the northern portion of Cotabato (Magpet, Arakan, Antipas, President Roxas, Matalam, City of Kidapawan, Kabacan, Carmen, Banisilan, Alamada)
  • the northern portion of Maguindanao (Buldon, Barira, Matanog)
  • Lanao del Norte
  • Lanao del Sur
  • Misamis Occidental
  • Bukidnon
  • the central and western portions of Misamis Oriental (Claveria, Balingasag, Lagonglong, Jasaan, Villanueva, Tagoloan, Cagayan de Oro City, Opol, City of El Salvador, Alubijid, Laguindingan, Gitagum, Libertad, Initao, Naawan, Manticao, Lugait)
  • the northeastern portion of Zamboanga del Sur (Midsalip, Sominot, Dumingag, Molave, Mahayag, Josefina, Tambulig, Ramon Magsaysay, Aurora, Tukuran, Labangan)
  • the northeastern portion of Zamboanga del Norte (Sergio Osmeña Sr., Katipunan, Pres. Manuel A. Roxas, Jose Dalman, Manukan, Dipolog City, Polanco, Piñan, Mutia, Dapitan City, Sibutad, Rizal, La Libertad)

Crising is expected to light to moderate with at times heavy rains over Davao Oriental, Davao de Oro, Davao del Norte, Davao City, Cotabato, Maguindanao, Bukidnon, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Misamis Occidental, Zamboanga del Sur, and the northern portion of Zamboanga del Norte Friday.

Isolated to scattered flooding, including flash floods, and rain-induced landslides may be experienced during heavy and prolonged rainfall in landslide and flood-prone areas, PAGASA added.

Crising is expected to move westward and cross Mindanao before emerging over Sulu Sea Friday night. It is expected to further weaken as it traverses the island due to the rugged terrain of Mindanao before it makes another landfall over Palawan by Saturday.

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