'Bagyong Crising' makes landfall over Hernani, Eastern Samar

    MANILA, Philippines - 'Bagyong Crising' is about to make landfall over Hernani, Eastern Samar, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 5:00 p.m. bulletin on Saturday, April 15, 2017.

    'Bagyong Crising' makes landfall over Hernani, Eastern Samar

    At 4:00 p.m. today, the center of Tropical Depression "Crising" was estimated based on all available data at 50 km East Southeast of Borongan City, Eastern Samar(11.4°N, 125.8°E).

    'Crising' has maximum winds of up to 45 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 62 kph. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 17 kph.

    TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING SIGNAL (TCWS) No. 1 (30-60 kph expected in 36 hours) in 6 areas:

    • Northern Cebu
    • Northern Samar
    • Eastern Samar
    • Samar
    • Biliran
    • Leyte

    Wave Height: (Open Sea) 1.25-4.0 meters

    Impacts of the wind:

    • Very light or no damage to low risk structures,
    • Light damage to medium to high risk structures
    • Slight damage to some houses of very light materials or makeshift structures in exposed communities. Some banana plants are tilted, a few downed and leaves are generally damaged
    • Twigs of small trees may be broken.
    • Rice crops, however, may suffer significant damage when it is in its flowering stage.

    NOTE: PAGASA has lifted tropical cyclone warning signals on other areas.

    The estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to occasionally heavy within the 150 km diameter of the Tropical Depression.

    Residents in areas under Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS)1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.

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