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Public storm signals lifted in some areas as 'Urduja' slightly weakens

The center of "Urduja" had been spotted in the vicinity of San Jose de Buan, Samar at 4:00 p.m., PAGASA said. photo

MANILA, Philippines — Warning signals in some areas have been lifted after Tropical Storm Urduja slightly weakened while traversing Visayas, the state weather bureau reported Saturday.

According to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration’s 5:00 p.m. advisory, the tropical storm had receded to maximum sustained winds of 75 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 120 kph.

Meanwhile, a tropical depression had been tracked outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility at 2,135 km east of Mindanao.

The center of "Urduja" had been spotted in the vicinity of San Jose de Buan, Samar at 4:00 p.m., PAGASA said.

PAGASA warned residents at Bicol Region and Visayas to brace for “scattered to widespread moderate to heavy rains,” which can also be felt over Southern Quezon, Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Mindoro Provinces, Marinduque and Romblon.

“Residents of these areas must undertake appropriate measures against flooding and landslides and coordinate with their local disaster risk reduction and management offices,” PAGASA said.

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“Sea travel remains risky over the seaboards of areas under Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal,” it added.

Public storm warning signals are raised in the following areas:

Signal No. 1

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

Signal No. 2

  • Sorsogon
  • Masbate (including Ticao Islands)
  • Romblon
  • Northern Samar
  • Northern part of Eastern Samar
  • Northern part of Samar
  • Biliran
  • Antique
  • Aklan
  • Capiz
  • Northern Iloilo

"Urduja" is expected to exit PAR on Tuesday.

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