Sendong Typhoon Hits Davao, Philippines

The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (RDRRMC) in this province has been placed on alert pursuant to the order of Gov. Rodolfo del Rosario to monitor the situation, especially in flood prone areas.

The governor issued the order at 3 p.m. Friday, as the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) placed the province under storm signal no. 2.

According to PAGASA, Sendong “has slowed down slightly as it continues to threaten Northeastern Mindanao and Eastern Visayas.”

PAGASA advised residents in low-lying and mountainous areas to be watchful for possible flash floods and landslides as well as those living in coastal areas for big wave surges.

Other areas also under storm Signal No. 2 are Surigao del Norte including Siargao Island, Surigao del Sur and Dinagat Province, Agusan Provinces, Misamis Oriental, Camiguin, Bukidnon, Compostela Valley, and Davao Oriental.

According to the weather bulletin, the storm is expected to be at 120 km East Southeast of Dumaguete City by Saturday morning; at 40 km East of Puerto Princesa City by Sunday morning; and by Monday morning at 630 km West Northwest of Puerto Princesa.

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