Yellow alert raised in Cagayan de Oro: Possible flooding in low-lying areas
MANILA, Philippines – Ahead of Tropical Storm Vinta's landfall in Mindanao, Cagayan de Oro raised "code yellow" in the city, the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (CDRRM) said in a Facebook post Thursday night, December 21.
The CDRRM's announcement was based on Pagasa's severe weather bulletin issued at 8 pm.
This means heavy rainfall of 7.5 - 15 mm in an hour is observed and is expected to continue for the next 2 hours. This can be equivalent to 2 gallons of rain per square meter per hour.
When Pagasa gives yellow advisory, it means that residents in affected areas should continue monitoring their weather condition. Flooding for low-lying areas is possible. (READ: How to use PAGASA’s color-coded rainfall advisory)
Pagasa warned that scattered to widespread rains are expected in Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Caraga, Davao, Northern Mindanao, and the Zamboanga Peninsula within the next 24 hours. Residents of these areas should be on alert for possible flash floods and landslides.
Based on its latest forecast track, Vinta is expected to make landfall in Surigao del Sur between late Thursday evening and early Friday morning, December 22. - Rappler.com