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MANILA, Philippines – The low pressure area located east of Borongan, Eastern Samar, has developed into a tropical depression on Friday, July 29, according to state weather bureau PAGASA.
In its 11 am bulletin Friday, PAGASA said Tropical Depression Carina was estimated at 195 kilometers east of Borongan City, Eastern Samar, with maximum winds of 45 km per hour (km/h) near the center.
The tropical depression is moving northwest in direction at 11 km/h, with moderate to heavy rains within its the 300-km diameter.
Carina is expected to bring moderate to heavy rains over the Bicol Region, Eastern Visayas, and Caraga, which may trigger flashfloods and landslides.
While no tropical cyclone warning signal has been raised, PAGASA warned fisherfolk against moderate to rough seas over the eastern seaboards of Luzon and Visayas.
”The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned are advised to take appropriate actions,” the state weather bureau said. – Rappler.com