Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo has placed on red alert the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, as PAG-ASA raised Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 1 over Dumaguete City following the landfall of Tropical Storm Crising in Davao Oriental.
Nevertheless, “CRISING” weakened into a tropical depression at 8:00 PM today and made its landfall in the vicinity of Baganga, Davao Oriental at 8:20 PM.
SIGNAL NO. 1 Visayas
The southeastern portion of Negros Oriental (Dumaguete City, Valencia, Sibulan, Santa Catalina, Siaton, Zamboanguita, Dauin, Bacong) and Siquijor.
Heavy Rainfall:
Between tonight and tomorrow (14 May) evening, moderate to heavy rains may be experienced (especially in the upland and mountainous areas) 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.
Under these conditions, isolated to scattered flooding (including flash floods) and rain-induced landslides are possible during heavy or prolonged rainfall especially in areas that are highly or very highly susceptible to these hazards as identified in hazard maps. Adjacent or nearby areas may also experience flooding in the absence of such rainfall occurrence due to surface runoff or swelling of river channels.
The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next Severe Weather Bulletin.