'Urduja' slightly weakens after making landfall

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Posted at Dec 16 2017 05:47 PM | Updated as of Dec 17 2017 12:14 AM

Track of Tropical Storm "Urduja." Photo courtesy of PAGASA Facebook page

MANILA — (UPDATE) Tropical storm "Urduja" slightly weakened after making landfall in Eastern Samar Saturday afternoon, state weather bureau PAGASA said.

The tropical storm, which now traverses the northern part of Samar, packs maximum sustained winds of 75 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 120 kph.

It is forecast to move westward at a speed of 15 kph.
 
PAGASA said scattered to widespread rains will continue over Bicol, Central and Western Visayas, southern Quezon, Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and Cuyo Islands and and is expected to prevail over northern Palawan including Calamian Group of Islands.

Residents in the said areas are also advised to take appropriate measures against flooding and landslides and to coordinate with their local disaster risk reduction and management offices.

As of 7 p.m., the center of the tropical storm was spotted in the vicinity of San Jorge, Samar.

The following tropical cyclone warning signals remain hoisted over these areas:

SIGNAL NO. 2:

Aklan
Antique
Biliran
Capiz 
Cuyo Islands
Masbate, including Burias and Ticao Islands 
Northern Iloilo
Northern part of Samar 
Northern Samar 
Romblon
Sorsogon 

SIGNAL No. 1:

Albay
Burias Island
Calamian Group of Islands
Camarines Sur
Catanduanes
Guimaras
Leyte
Eastern Samar
Marinduque
Northern Cebu
Negros Occidental
Northern Palawan including Calamian Group of Islands
Northern part of Negros Oriental
Southern part of Occidental Mindoro
Southern part of Oriental Mindoro
Southern Quezon
Rest of Iloilo 
Rest of Antique
Rest of Samar

PAGASA also warned against sea travel in areas under tropical cyclone warning signals.