MANILA, Philippines – As Typhoon Nona (international name Melor) exited the Philippine area of responsibility, Tropical Depression Onyok entered the country on December 16.
PAGASA, the state weather bureau, said flooding and landslides were likely to happen.
As of 8 am on December 19, 2015, Onyok had weakened to a Low Pressure Area (LPA) and all Public Storm Warning Signals had been lifted.
In its wake, Onyok left many parts of the Philippines flooded, particularly in the CALABARZON and CARAGA regions.
Facebook user Zzaj Ilamu Ogaitnas posted a photo set of a part of Malinis Lemery in Batangas.//
The photos showed the water rising and branches strewn on the ground. Ogaitnas said banana trees had already fallen as the rain continued to pour.
In Siniloan, Laguna, Marlon Quintero Certifico took a picture of the river water rising to the point where it is almost at level with the walls.//
In another photo, Certifico said the water had already gotten into his home.
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported 3,752 people were served in 14 evacuation centers in the CARAGA region.
While Onyok has been labeled as an LPA, the NDRRMC said there would still be moderate to heavy rainfall which could trigger floods and landslides. – Rappler.com