(Valid for broadcast until the next bulletin to be issued at 8:00 am today.)
TROPICAL DEPRESSION AMANG CONTINUES TO APPROACH SOUTHERN LEYTE AREA.
Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) #1 over Agusan del Norte, Surigao del Sur and Camiguin has been lifted.
Today (21 January), moderate to heavy rains may prevail over Eastern Visayas, Central Visayas, and Bicol Region. Meanwhile, tomorrow (22 January), moderate to heavy rains may be experienced over Eastern Visayas, Catanduanes, Albay, Sorsogon and Masbate.
Residents of the aforementioned areas, especially those living in areas at high risk of flooding and landslides, are advised to take appropriate actions, coordinate with local disaster risk reduction and management offices, and continue monitoring for updates, especially the Severe Weather Bulletins and the Heavy Rainfall Warnings from PAGASA Regional Services Divisions.
Fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the seaboards of areas under TCWS #1, the northern seaboard of Northern Luzon, and the eastern seaboards of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao due to the approaching Tropical Depression and the surge of Northeast Monsoon.
Location of Eye/center
At 4:00 AM today, the center of Tropical Depression "AMANG" was estimated based on all available data at 70 km North of Surigao City, Surigao del Norte or 70 km East Northeast of Maasin City, Southern leyt (10.4 °N, 125.4 °E )
Moving West Northwest at 10 kph
Maximum sustained winds of 45 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 60 kph
24 Hour(Tomorrow morning): 70 km North Northeast of Mactan City, Cebu(10.9°N, 124.1°E)
Winds of 30-60 kph may be expected in at least 36 hours or intermittent rains may be expected within 36 hours. (When the tropical cyclone develops very close to the locality a shorter lead time of the occurrence of the winds will be specified in the warning bulletin.)
Impact of the Wind
Twigs and branches of small trees may be broken.
Some banana plants may be tilted or downed.
Some houses of very light materials (nipa and cogon) may be partially unroofed.
Unless this warning signal is upgraded during the entire existence of the tropical cyclone, only very light or no damage at all may be sustained by the exposed communities.
Rice crop, however, may suffer significant damage when it is in its flowering stage.
When the tropical cyclone is strong or is intensifying and is moving closer, this signal may be upgraded to the next higher level.
The waves on coastal waters may gradually develop and become bigger and higher.
The people are advised to listen to the latest severe weather bulletin issued by PAGASA every six hours. In the meantime, business may be carried out as usual except when flood occur.
Disaster preparedness is activated to alert status.
What To Do
Inspect your house if necessary repair/fixing is needed.
Clean up drainage system.
Harvest crops tha can be yielded.
Monitor the latest Severe Weather Bulletin issued By PAGASA every six hours and hourly updates.
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 to be issued at 8 AM today.