TD 'Basyang' makes landfall over Dumaguete

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  • Heavy rains brought on by Tropical Storm 'Basyang' caused flooding in the municipality of Cantilan, Surigao del Sur.

Story updated to include PAGASA's 11 p.m. update.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 13) — Tropical Depression "Basyang" has slightly slowed down as it made landfall over Dumaguete City in Negros Oriental, the state weather bureau said Tuesday.

In its 11 p.m. bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Basyang packed maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour (kph) and gusts of up to 60 kph.

Its center was spotted in the vicinity of Santa Catalina, Negros Oriental. "Basyang" is forecast to move west southwest at 26 kph.

Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 1 is raised over:

Luzon

  • Palawan including Calamian Group of Islands and Cuyo Group of Islands

Visayas

  • Aklan
  • Antique
  • Bohol
  • Capiz
  • Cebu
  • Guimaras
  • Iloilo
  • Negros Occidental
  • Negros Oriental
  • Siquijor

Mindanao

  • Northern Misamis Occidental
  • Northern Zamboanga del Norte

PAGASA said moderate to heavy rains will prevail in the next 24 hours over Palawan and Visayas, while light to moderate rains is expected over the Bicol Region, Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao, Caraga and the provinces of Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi.

Residents in affected areas are warned against possible flooding and landslides.

Local air and sea trips were also canceled.

READ: Air, sea travel cancellations for Feb. 13

The Philippine Coast Guard said as of 8 p.m., a total of 4,697 passengers were stranded in ports nationwide, as well as 1,056 rolling cargos, 131 vessels and 13 motor bancas.

Sea travel remains risky over the seaboards of areas with storm alerts, as well as the seaboards of Northern Luzon and of the Visayas, the eastern seaboards of Central Luzon and Mindanao, and the eastern and southern seaboards of Southern Luzon due to "Basyang" and the surge of the Northeast Monsoon.

It said "Basyang" is expected to leave Philippine territory on Feb. 15