Storm signal raised over Crising
MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE as of 11pm) – The state weather bureau on Monday afternoon, February 18, raised storm signal no. 1 over 14 areas due to tropical depression Crising, which has entered the Philippine area of responsibility.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has raised signal no. 1 over the following areas:
- Davao del Norte
- Davao del Sur (including Samal Island)
- Davao Oriental
- Compostela Valley
- Southern part of Surigao del Sur
- Agusan del Sur
- Lanao del Norte
- Lanao del Sur
- North Cotabato
- Sultan Kudarat
- South Cotabato
If Crising maintains it speed of 45 km/h "Crising" is expected to be at 40km East of Davao City tomorrow evening and 150km North of Zamboanga City by Wednesday evening.
In a phone interview with Rappler, PAGASA forecaster Fernando Cada said Crising will likely make landfall on Wednesday morning, February 20, in Davao Oriental, or on Wednesday afternoon in Davao del Sur.
Crising is the first storm to enter the Philippines in February. It will hit areas already devastated by typhoon Pablo in late 2012. – with reports from Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler.com