Philippines, Tropical Depression 33 "Samuel"

02:00 Nov 21 2018 Eastern Samar, Leyte

MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression Samuel made landfall a total of 5 times just on Wednesday morning, November 21.

In a bulletin issued 11 am on Wednesday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Samuel is already in the vicinity of Leganes, Iloilo.

Its 5 landfalls were in the following areas:

Borongan City, Eastern Samar - 2 am
Daram, Samar - 4 am
Caibiran, Biliran - 5 am
Calubian, Leyte - 5:30 am
Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo - 9 am
The tropical depression accelerated further and is now moving west southwest at a faster 40 kilometers per hour (km/h) from the previous 30 km/h.

It continues to have maximum winds of 45 km/h, while its gustiness decreased from 70 km/h to 65 km/h.

There are now fewer areas under Signal No. 1:

southern part of Oriental Mindoro
southern part of Occidental Mindoro
Palawan including Cuyo Island and Calamian Group of Islands
northern part of Cebu
northern part of Negros Occidental

PAGASA also warned that moderate to heavy rain may still trigger flash floods and landslides in Mimaropa, Calabarzon, Western Visayas, Aurora, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, and Catanduanes.

Residents of those areas should stay on alert, especially if they live near rivers, in low-lying communities, or in mountainous regions. (READ: FAST FACTS: Tropical cyclones, rainfall advisories)

Classes have been suspended in parts of Luzon and the Visayas for Wednesday. (READ: #WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Wednesday, November 21)
Additional Data
Country: Philippines
Affected Area / Region: Eastern Samar, Leyte


Affected Families: 33,771
Affected Persons: 124,213
Displaced Persons: 21,171


Damaged houses: 1,740Access to early warning: Yes

Credibility: UP DOWN 0

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