TROPICAL STORM “SENIANG” HAS ACCELERATED AND IS NOW MOVING TOWARDS CUYO ISLAND.

SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN #11
FOR: TROPICAL STORM “?#?SeniangPH?” (JANGMI)

10898168 730727270370518 8667971107876074704 n TROPICAL STORM “SENIANG” HAS ACCELERATED AND IS NOW MOVING TOWARDS CUYO ISLAND.
TROPICAL CYCLONE: WARNING
ISSUED AT 5:00 PM, 30 DECEMBER 2014
(Valid for broadcast until the next bulletin to be issued at 11:00 PM today)
TROPICAL STORM “SENIANG” HAS ACCELERATED AND IS NOW MOVING TOWARDS CUYO ISLAND.
•Estimated rainfall amount is from 7.5 – 15 mm per hour (moderate – heavy) within the 300 km diameter of the Tropical Storm.
•Residents in low lying and mountainous areas of the provinces with PSWS#2 and PSWS#1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.
•Ocean waves may reach up to 5 meters.
•Fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the seaboards of Luzon, Visayas and over the northern and eastern seaboards of Mindanao.
•Public Storm Warning signals elsewhere are now lifted.
Location of eye/center: At 4:00 PM today, the center of Tropical Storm “SENIANG” was estimated based on all available data including Cebu Doppler radar at 108 km Southwest of Iloilo City (10.2°N, 121.7°E).
Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and
gustiness of up to 80 kph
Forecast Movement: Forecast to move West at 19 kph.
Forecast Positions:
•24 hour (Tomorrow afternoon): 110 km West of Puerto Princesa City.
•48 hour (Thursday afternoon): 500 km Southwest of Puerto Princesa City or 260 km South of Pagasa island.
PUBLIC STORM WARNING SIGNAL:
PSWS#2 (Winds of 61-100 kph is expected in at least 24 hrs)
Luzon: Cuyo Island and Palawan
Visayas: Guimaras, Southern Antique and Southern Iloilo.
Impacts of the wind
•Rice and corn maybe adversely affected
•Few large trees uprooted
•Large number of nipa and cogon houses partially or totally unroofed and old galvanized iron roofs may roll off.
•Billboards/Signage may roll off
•Travel by all types of sea vessels and aircrafts are risky
These areas will have stormy weather with heavy to intense rains. Residents in low lying and mountainous areas are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.
PSWS#1(Winds of 30-60 kph is expected in at least 36 hrs)
Luzon: Calamian Group of Islands.
Visayas: Negros Occidental, Aklan, Capiz, Rest of Iloilo, Rest of Antique.
Impacts of the wind
•Twigs and branches of trees maybe broken
•Some banana plants may tilt or land flat on the ground
•Rice in flowering stage may suffer significant damage
•Some nipa and cogon houses maybe partially unroofed
•Sea travel of small sea crafts and fishing boats is risky
These areas will have moderate to heavy rains with occasional gusty winds. Residents in low lying and mountainous areas are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.
•The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council
concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 11PM today.

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