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‘Onyok’ accelerates, expected to make landfall over Surigao del Sur

/ 11:36 AM December 18, 2015
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Tropical Depression “Onyok” accelerated midday Friday as it neared Surigao de Sur-Davao Oriental area.

The tropical cyclone moved westward at 20 kilometers per hour (kph), packing maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.

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Signal No. 1 was raised over Surigao del Sur including Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte, Dinagat Province, Misamis Oriental, Camiguin, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Davao Oriental, Davao del Norte, Compostela Valley, Bukidnon, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Misamis Occidental, Davao del Sur, northern part of Davao Occidental, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao, North Cotabato, northern part of South Cotabato, Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur and Zamboanga Sibugay.

Heavy to intense rains are forecasted within the 150 km radius of Onyok, which was last tracked 265 kilometers east southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur.

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It is expected to make landfall over Surigao del Sur in the evening.

Bicol Region, Eastern Visayas and the provinces of Isabela, Aurora and Quezon will experience moderate to heavy rains. Flashfloods and landslides are possible.
Pagasa also warned of risky sea travel over the seaboards of Luzon and the eastern seaboard of Visayas due to big waves generated by the surge of the northeast monsoon. RAM

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