News Alerts

26 Dec 2018 | 10:56 AM UTC

Philippines: Tropical Depression Usman reaches Visayas and Mindanao on Dec. 26

Philippines News Alert

Tropical Depression Usman brings heavy rains to Visayas and Mindanao on December 26 ; landfall expected in Eastern Samar on Dec. 28

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/26/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/26/2018, 11:59 PM (UTC). COUNTRY/REGION Visayas

Read all related news alert(s):

Event

Tropical depression Usman is expected to reach the Eastern, Western, and Central Visayas regions as well as the Caraga region, the Palawan and Mindanao provinces on Wednesday, December 26, bringing heavy downpours and thunderstorms. Eastern Visayas, the Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte, and Surigao del Sur are expected to be particularly impacted by this seasonal rainfall, which may result in local flooding and landslides. Heavy rain is expected in Eastern Visayas and Bicol on December 27 and 28. Usman could make landfall in Eastern Samar province on December 28.

Context

Tropical cyclones and typhoons are common in the Western Pacific from May to November. Usman is the Philippines' 21st tropical cyclone for 2018.

Advice

Individuals in the Philippines are advised to monitor local weather reports, anticipate transportation and power disruptions, reconfirm flights, obey instructions issued by the local authorities (e.g. evacuation orders), and avoid flood-prone areas until the situation stabilizes. Remember that driving or walking through running water can be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult.

 

Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Related news