Philippines - Tropical Storm Sanba (Basyang)

01:44 Feb 14 2018 Mainitt

= Update 13 Feb 2018 =
Tropical depression Basyang is now traversing the Sulu Sea after making landfall in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, state weather bureau PAGASA said Wednesday.

In its 5 a.m. advisory, PAGASA said Basyang, with international name Sanba, has maintained its west northwest direction and is forecast to make a possible landfall over Southern Palawan Wednesday night.

Basyang had maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour near the center, with gusts of up to 60 kph. It is forecast to move west southwest at a speed of 26 kph.

Tropical cyclone warning signal no. 1 remains hoisted over the following areas:

Northern section of Zamboanga del Norte
Palawan, including Calamian and Cuyo groups of islands
Southern section of Negros Occidental
Southern section of Negros Oriental
Scattered to widespread moderate to heavy rains will prevail over Palawan and Western Visayas in the next 24 hours.

The Visayas, Bicol, Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao and Caraga will experience scattered light to moderate with at times heavy rains.

As of 4 a.m., the eye of the tropical depression was located 185 kilometers west southwest of Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental.

Basyang is expected to leave the Philippine area of responsibility on Friday.

= Update 12 Feb 2018 =
Issued at 5:00 PM today, "BASYANG" has slightly accelerated while moving closer towards eastern Mindanao.

Scattered to widespread moderate to heavy rains will prevail in the next 24 hours over Visayas, Caraga, Northern Mindanao, Zamboanga Peninsula and the provinces of Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental, Compostela Valley, North Cotabato, Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur. Residents of these areas must continue monitoring for updates, take precautionary measures against possible flooding and landslides, and coordinate with their respective local disaster risk reduction and management offices.
Expected to make landfall in Caraga Region tomorrow morning or afternoon (February 13).
Sea travel remains risky over the seaboards of areas under Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS), the seaboard of Northern Luzon, and the eastern seaboards of Central Luzon, Southern Luzon and Eastern Visayas due to the approaching Tropical Storm and the surge of the Northeast Monsoon.
Possible raising of TCWS #1 over Aklan, Capiz, Antique, Zamboanga Sibugay and the rest of Zamboanga del Norte and of Zamboanga del Sur in the next bulletin.
Additional Data
Country: Philippines
Affected Area / Region: CARAGA


Affected Families: 4,895
Affected Persons: 21,155
Evacuation Centre: 102


Damaged houses: 112Cost of Assistance (USD): 2634667.45

Credibility: UP DOWN 0

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