Onyok threatens Caraga region in Mindanao
MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression Onyok poses a threat to the Caraga region in Mindanao, said state weather bureau PAGASA in a bulletin issued 11 am on Thursday, December 17.
Onyok was last spotted 625 kilometers east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, moving west at 15 kilometers per hour (km/h).
The tropical depression maintained its strength, with maximum winds of 55 km/h.
Signal #1 is now raised over the following areas:
- Surigao del Sur including Siargao Island
- Surigao del Norte
- Misamis Oriental
- Agusan del Norte
- Agusan del Sur
- Davao Oriental
- Davao del Norte
- Compostela Valley
Estimated rainfall amount is moderate to heavy within the 100-kilometer diameter of the tropical depression.
PAGASA warned the rains could trigger floods and landslides, particularly in low-lying and mountainous areas of the provinces under signal #1.
Onyok is expected to make landfall over the Caraga region by Friday night, December 18.
It is then likely to weaken into a low pressure area before leaving the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Sunday, December 20. – Rappler.com