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

Public storm signals lifted in some areas as 'Urduja' slightly weakens
(philstar.com) - December 15, 2017 - 4:00pm

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, Urduja’s 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.

“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

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