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‘Odette’ further weakens as it makes landfall over Carcar, Cebu; Signal No. 4 still up in 4 areas

/ 12:36 AM December 17, 2021

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MANILA, Philippines —  Typhoon “Odette” further weakened on Thursday evening after it made its seventh landfall in Carcar, Cebu, said the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration’s (Pagasa).

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In Pagasa’s latest storm advisory, the eye or the center of Odette is now located within the vicinity of Carcar, Cebu, as of 10:00 p.m.

After slightly weakening, it now carries maximum sustained winds of 175 km per hour (kph) and gusts of up to 240 kph, while moving westward at 35 kph.

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According to Pagasa, Odette is forecast to continue moving westward where it will traverse Negros Island and pass over the Panay Gulf before emerging over the Sulu Sea on Thursday morning. It will then cross the northern or central portion of Palawan in the afternoon before emerging over the West Philippine Sea.

“Odette may still see some slight weakening as it crosses the western portion of Visayas and mainland Palawan, but it is forecast to remain as a typhoon,” said Pagasa in its advisory.

“Re-intensification is likely once Odette emerges over the West Philippine Sea. However, continuous weakening may ensue beginning Sunday as the typhoon becomes exposed to increasing vertical wind shear and the surge of the Northeast Monsoon,” it added.

Meanwhile, Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 4 is still raised in these areas, where very destructive typhoon-force winds are expected within the next 12 hours:

Visayas

  • Western portion of Bohol (Balilihan, Catigbian, Loon, San Isidro, Antequera, Maribojoc, Cortes, Clarin, Calape, Tubigon, Sagbayan, Danao, Inabanga, Getafe, Buenavista, Talibon, Trinidad, Bien Unido)
  • Central and southern portions of Cebu (Lapu-Lapu City, Cordova, Cebu City, Mandaue City, Consolacion, Liloan, Toledo City, City of Talisay, Minglanilla, City of Naga, Pinamungahan, San Fernando, City of Carcar, Aloguinsan, Barili, Sibonga, Dumanjug, Ronda, Argao, Alcantara, Moalboal, Badian, Dalaguete, Alcoy, Alegria, Malabuyoc, Boljoon, Oslob, Ginatilan, Samboan, Santander)
  • Northern and central portions of Negros Oriental (Canlaon City, Vallehermoso, City of Guihulngan, La Libertad, Jimalalud, Tayasan, Ayungon, Bindoy, Manjuyod, Mabinay, City of Bayawan, Basay, Bais City, Pamplona, San Jose, City of Tanjay, Amlan)
  • Central and southern portions of Negros Occidental (La Castellana, Pontevedra, Hinigaran, Moises Padilla, Isabela, Binalbagan, City of Himamaylan, City of Kabankalan, Ilog, Cauayan, Candoni, City of Sipalay, Hinoba-An)

Destructive typhoon-force winds are then expected to prevail within the next 18 hours in these areas under Signal No. 3:

Luzon

  • The northern portion of Palawan (El Nido, Taytay, Araceli, Dumaran, Roxas, San Vicente) including Cagayancillo and Cuyo Islands
  • Visayas
  • Southwestern portion of Leyte (Bato, Matalom, Hilongos, Hindang, City of Baybay, Inopacan)
  • Western portion of Southern Leyte (Padre Burgos, Tomas Oppus, Macrohon, City of Maasin, Limasawa, Malitbog, Bontoc),
  • Northern portion of Cebu (Tuburan, Catmon, Carmen, Danao City, Asturias, Balamban, Dalaguete, Sogod) including Camotes Islands
  • Rest of Bohol
  • Rest of Negros Oriental
  • Siquijor
  • Northern portion of Negros Occidental (Calatrava, San Carlos City, Salvador Benedicto, City of Talisay, Silay City, Bacolod City, Murcia, Bago City, Valladolid, Pulupandan, La Carlota City, San Enrique)
  • Guimaras
  • Southern portion of Iloilo (Iloilo City, Pavia, Leganes, Santa Barbara, San Miguel, Alimodian, Oton, Leon, Tigbauan, Tubungan, Igbaras, Guimbal, Miagao, San Joaquin, Dumangas, Zarraga, New Lucena, Cabatuan, Maasin)
  • Southern portion of Antique (San Remigio, Patnongon, Belison, San Jose, Sibalom, Hamtic, Tobias Fornier, Anini-Y)

Areas under Signal No.2 where damaging gale to storm-force winds are expected within 24 hours are the following:

Luzon

  • Albay
  • Sorsogon
  • Masbate including Ticao and Burias Islands
  • Romblon
  • Oriental Mindoro
  • Occidental Mindoro
  • Rest of Palawan including Calamian and Kalayaan Islands

Visayas

  • Northern Samar
  • Eastern Samar
  • Samar
  • Biliran
  • Rest of Leyte
  • Rest of Southern Leyte
  • Rest of Cebu including Bantayan Islands
  • Rest of Negros Occidental
  • Rest of Iloilo
  • Capiz
  • Aklan
  • Rest of Antique
  • Mindanao
  • Dinagat Islands
  • Surigao del Norte
  • Northern portion of Surigao del Sur (Lanuza, Carmen, Madrid, Cantilan, Carrascal, San Miguel, Cortes, City of Tandag)
  • Agusan del Norte
  • Northern portion of Agusan del Sur (Esperanza, Sibagat, San Luis, City of Bayugan)
  • Misamis Oriental
  • Camiguin
  • Northern portion of Bukidnon (Talakag, Impasug-Ong, Baungon, Sumilao, Manolo Fortich, Malitbog, Libona)
  • Lanao del Norte
  • Misamis Occidental
  • Extreme northern portion of Zamboanga del Norte (Dapitan City, Siayan, Sindangan, Jose Dalman, Manukan, Pres. Manuel A. Roxas, Katipunan, Sergio Osmeña Sr., Polanco, Dipolog City, Piñan, Mutia, La Libertad, Rizal, Sibutad)

The following areas are under Signal No. 1 where strong winds are expected to prevail in the next 36 hours:

Luzon

  • Catanduanes
  • Camarines Norte
  • Camarines Sur
  • Marinduque
  • Southern portion of Quezon (San Antonio, Tiaong, Candelaria, Sariaya, Dolores, Lucena City, Pagbilao, Padre Burgos, Atimonan, Agdangan, Unisan, Gumaca, Plaridel, Pitogo, Lopez, Guinayangan, Buenavista, Catanauan, General Luna, Macalelon, Mulanay, San Narciso, San Andres, San Francisco, Tagkawayan, Calauag, Quezon, Alabat, City of Tayabas, Perez)
  • Batangas

Mindanao

  • Rest of Surigao del Sur
  • Rest of Agusan del Sur
  • Rest of Bukidnon
  • Lanao del Sur
  • Rest of northern portion of Zamboanga del Norte (Labason, Kalawit, Tampilisan, Liloy, Salug, Godod, Bacungan, Gutalac, Baliguian)
  • Rest of northern portion of Zamboanga del Sur (Bayog, Lakewood, Kumalarang, Guipos, Dumalinao, Tukuran, Ramon Magsaysay, Aurora, Sominot, Tigbao, Labangan, Pagadian City, Midsalip,)
  • Northern portion of Zamboanga Sibugay (Titay, Ipil, Naga, Kabasalan, Siay, Diplahan, Buug)
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