'Amang' makes landfall in Siargao Island ‪Sunday night‬

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Photo courtesy of PAGASA

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 20) — Tropical Depression "Amang" has made landfall in Siargao Island in Surigao del Norte ‪Sunday at 8 p.m.‬, according to the state weather bureau.

In its 11 pm update, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Amang was last spotted 80 kilometers (km) north, northeast of Surigao City, Surigao del Norte, carrying maximum center winds of 45 kilometers per hour (kph) and gusts of 60 kph. It is moving west northwest at 30 kph.

This brings moderate to heavy rains to Caraga, northern Mindanao, eastern Visayas, Catanduanes, Albay, Sorsogon, Masbate.

PAGASA added that moderate to heavy rains may prevail over eastern Visayas, Bicol Region, Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Islands ‪‪on Monday, January 21‬‬, and may persist ‪‪until Tuesday, January 22‬‬, in eastern Visayas and Bicol Region due to the tropical deperession.

Tropical cyclone warning signal number 1 is hoisted over the following areas:

Visayas:

  • Eastern Samar
  • Samar
  • Biliran
  • Leyte
  • Southern Leyte
  • Eastern Bohol
  • Northern Cebu

Mindanao:

  • Agusan del Sur
  • Agusan del Norte
  • Surigao del Sur
  • Surigao del Norte
  • Dinagat Islands
  •  Camiguin

This means residents can expect very light to light damage on infrastructure, while some small trees would have their branches broken due to the winds.

Fisherfolk and seafarers are advised not to venture out to sea in areas under tropical cyclone warning signal number 1 and over the northern seaboard of Northern Luzon and eastern seaboards of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.