PAGASA warns of flooding, landslides as ‘Urduja’ slightly intensifies


Posted at Dec 15 2017 05:51 AM

Track tropical storm "Urduja." Photo courtesy of PAGASA

MANILA - Tropical storm "Urduja" has slightly intensified as it continues to move slowly off the eastern coast of Samar island, state weather bureau PAGASA said Friday morning.

In its 5 a.m. bulletin, PAGASA also warned residents of Eastern Visayas, Caraga, Bicol, and the rest of Visayas of flooding and landslides.

Urduja was last located at 205 kilometers east of Borongan City, Eastern Samar. It has maximum sustained winds of 75 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 90 kph.

The following tropical cyclone warning signals have been raised in these areas:


-Eastern Samar
-Northern Samar


-Camarines Sur
-Dinagat Islands
-Masbate including Burias and Ticao Islands
-Northern Bohol
-Northern Cebu including Bantayan Island
-Northern Iloilo
-Southern Leyte

PAGASA said the estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 500 km diameter of Urduja.

Sea travel remains risky over the eastern seaboards of Bicol and Visayas.

PAGASA said Urduja is expected to make landfall over Northern Samar to Eastern Samar between Saturday morning and afternoon.