Geohazard Bulletin

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)

Issued at 4:00 PM, 19 December 2019

Synopsis:

At 3:00 PM today, a Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated at 860 km East Southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur (5.9 °N, 133.7 °E). Trough of LPA affecting the northeastern section of Mindanao.

Forecast Weather Conditions:

Caraga, Northern Mindanao, Central Visayas, and Leyte provinces. Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and isolated thunderstorms, Possible flash floods and landslides during severe thunderstorm. Continue reading »

Typhoon “KAMMURI” has gained more strength while moving slowly northwestward.
Location of Center  (10:00 AM today) The eye of Typhoon “KAMMURI” was estimated based on all available data at 1,470 km East of Southern Luzon (OUTSIDE PAR)(14.2°N,137.8°E) with Maximum Sustained Winds of 140 km/h near the center, gustiness up to 170 km/h moving Northwest Slowly.

“KAMMURI” is forecast to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) between Saturday (30 November) and Sunday (01 December) morning and will be named “TISOY” as the 20th Philippine tropical cyclone for 2019. Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal #1 may be raised over the eastern portion of the Bicol Region-Eastern Visayas area on Sunday. Cancellation of maritime travel may be experienced over these areas. Steady intensification is likely throughout the forecast period. The intensification of “KAMMURI” into a SUPER TYPHOON is less likely at this time but not ruled out. Typhoon “KAMMURI” may bring moderate to heavy rains and thunderstorms starting Monday (02 December) over Bicol Region and Samar provinces. Most of the areas in Central Luzon, Bicol Region, Southern Luzon, and Metro Manila will experience strong winds and heavy rains on 03 December (Tuesday) and 04 December (Wednesday). Continue reading »

DOST-PHIVOLCS recently held a training on “Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into the Local Development Planning Process, Contingency Planning, and Emergency Preparedness through the use of the REDAS Software for the West Mindanao Local Government Units”. The week-long training was held in Cagayan de Oro City from July 22 to 27, 2019.

The participants included mainly Planning Officers and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officers from 11 provinces, 8 cities, and 7 municipalities in western Mindanao. MGB-X Chief Geologist Osin A. Sinsuat, Jr. joined the training as resource speaker on the DENR-MGB National Geohazard Mapping and Assessment Program on July 25, 2019.

The month of July is National Disaster Resilience Month in the country by virtue of Executive Order No. 29 issued by President Rodrigo Duterte on June 28, 2017.  Formerly called National Disaster Consciousness Month, the observance was renamed to NDRM to highlight the shift from disaster awareness building to disaster resilience.The 2019 National Disaster Resilience Month was observed with the theme, “Kahandaan sa Sakuna’t Peligro para sa Tunay na Pagbabago”.The 2019 NDRM observance opened with a fun run activity dubbed R4R: Run for Resilience, during the Launching Ceremony on July 1, 2019 at 5:00 a.m. at Kiosko Kagawasan, Cagayan de Oro City.On July 29, 2019, a Disaster Resilience Forum was held at N Hotel, Kauswagan Highway, Cagayan de Oro City.The forum was participated by representatives from regional government agencies and local government units. Continue reading »

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)

SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN #8
FOR:Typhoon Ompong
Tropical Cyclone: WARNING

ISSUED AT: 8:00 AM, 14 September 2018

TYPHOON “OMPONG” INCREASES ITS THREAT OVER NORTHERN LUZON AS IT MOVES CLOSER.

Occasional rains and gusty winds will be experienced over the areas under TCWS #1. Stormy weather is expected over areas under TCWS#2 and TCWS#3. TY “OMPONG” is expected to make landfall in Cagayan-Isabela area tomorrow early morning (Saturday,15 September). The Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) enhanced by the typhoon will bring moderate to occasionally heavy rains over Visayas while scattered light to moderate to at times heavy rains over Palawan, Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao and Caraga. Residents in these areas, especially those living near river channels, in low-lying areas and in mountainous areas, are advised to take appropriate actions against possible flooding and landslides, coordinate with local disaster risk reduction and management offices, and to continue monitoring for updates. Fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the seaboards of areas with TCWS and the eastern seaboards of Visayas and of Mindanao. Continue reading »

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)

SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN #4
FOR: Typhoon Ompong
Tropical Cyclone: WARNING

ISSUED AT: 11:00 AM, 13 September 2018

TYPHOON “OMPONG” HAS SLIGHTLY SLOWED DOWN AS IT CONTINUES TO MOVE WESTWARD OVER THE PHILIPPINE SEA.

Typhoon “Ompong” continues to threaten Northern Luzon. Occasional rains and gusty winds will be experienced over the areas under TCWS #1. TY “OMPONG” is expected to make landfall in the northern Cagayan on Saturday morning (September 15). 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 Visayas and of Mindanao. Continue reading »

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)

SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN #3
FOR: Typhoon Ompong
Tropical Cyclone: WARNING

ISSUED AT: 5:00 AM, 13 September 2018

TYPHOON “OMPONG” HAS SLIGHTLY ACCELERATED WHILE MAINTAINING ITS STRENGTH.

The typhoon continues to threaten Northern Luzon. Occasional rains and gusty winds will be experienced over the areas under TCWS #1. TY “OMPONG” is expected to make landfall in the northern tip of Cagayan on Saturday morning (September 15). Fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the seaboards of areas under TCWS #1, and the northern seaboard of Northern Luzon and the eastern seaboards of Visayas and of Mindanao. Continue reading »

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)

SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN #1
FOR: Typhoon Ompong
Tropical Cyclone: WARNING

ISSUED AT: 5:00 PM, 12 September 2018

TYPHOON MANGKHUT HAS ENTERED THE PHILIPPINE AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY AND WAS NAMED “OMPONG”.

Typhoon OMPONG entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) at 3:00 PM this afternoon. The typhoon continues to threaten Northern Luzon. The province of Catanduanes will experience the peripheral effects of OMPONG within the next 36 hours, bringing occasional rains and gusty winds. The typhoon may reach a peak intensity of 220 / 270 kph (max/gust) tomorrow (September 13). TY OMPONG is expected to make landfall in the northern tip of Cagayan on Saturday (September 15). TCWS #1 may be raised in provinces of Cagayan, Isabela, Aurora, Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur tomorrow morning (September 13). Continue reading »

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