Tropical Storm 'Basyang' to hit Mindanao Tuesday

Tropical Storm 'Basyang' to hit Mindanao Tuesday

Matikas Santos (The Philippine Star) - February 13, 2018 - 12:14am

MANILA, Philippines — Signal number 2 has been raised in more areas in Mindanao as Tropical Storm Basyang maintains its strength and speed.

According to the severe weather bulletin issued by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration 11 p.m. Monday, the following areas are under Signal number 2:

  • Dinagat Island
  • Surigao del Norte
  • Surigao del Sur
  • Agusan del Norte
  • Agusan del Sur
  • Camiguin
  • Misamis Oriental
  • northern section of Bukidnon

These areas can expect winds of up to 120 kilometers per hour within 24 hours.

The center of Basyang was spotted 300 kilometers east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur and was moving West Northwest at 25 kilometers per hour.

It is expected to make landfall in the Caraga region Tuesday.

Signal number 1 has been raised in the following areas:

  • Cuyo Island
  • Aklan
  • Capiz
  • Antique
  • Iloilo
  • Guimaras
  • Negros Occidental
  • Negros Oriental
  • Siquijor
  • Bohol
  • Cebu
  • Leyte
  • Southern Leyte
  • Biliran
  • southern portion of Samar
  • southern portion of Eastern Samar
  • Zamboanga del Norte
  • Zamboanga del Sur
  • Zamboanga Sibugay
  • Misamis Occidental
  • Lanao del Norte
  • Lanao del Sur
  • rest of Bukidnon
  • North Cotabato
  • Compostela Valley
  • Davao del Norte
  • Davao Oriental

These areas can expect winds of up to 60 kilometers per hour causing damage to structures made of light materials.

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