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16 Dec 2017 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

12 December 2017

At 5:00 PM, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) East of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur (inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility) developed into a tropical depression and was named "URDUJA". It has a maximum sustained winds of up to 55 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 65 kph as it moves in a north northwest direction at 6 kph.

At 10:00 PM, the center of Tropical Depression (TD) "URDUJA" was estimated as 415 km East Northeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur.

13 December 2017

16 Dec 2017 description

Situation Overview

On 12 December 2017, the monitored Low Pressure Area east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur has developed into a Tropical Depression and was named “Urduja”. It has intensified into a Tropical Storm as it continued to threaten Samar provinces on 14 December 2017.

1. Status of Affected Families / Persons

35,021 families or 158,166 persons affected in 322 barangays in Regions VIII and CARAGA (see Table 1).

2. Status of Displaced Families / Persons

15 Dec 2017 description

Situation Overview

On 12 December 2017, the monitored Low Pressure Area east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur has developed into a Tropical Depression and was named “Urduja”. It has intensified into a Tropical Storm as it continued to threaten Samar provinces on 14 December 2017.

Severe Weather Bulletin

Issued at 5PM today, TS "URDUJA" remains quasi-stationary and continue putting Eastern Visayas area in serious danger.

15 Dec 2017 description

The Tropical Cyclone KAI-TAK (named URDUJA in the Philippines) continues moving west-northwest over the Philippine sea toward Eastern Samar province (Eastern Visayas region, Philippines). On 15 December at 0.00 UTC, its centre was located 250 km east of Borongan city in Eastern Samar province, and had a maximum sustained wind speed of 83 km/h (Tropical Storm).

15 Dec 2017 description

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has placed its staff, volunteers, and logistics on high alert in the wake of the anticipated impact of Tropical Storm Urduja.

PRC’s Operations Center (OpCen) continuously monitors the path of Urduja and is closely coordinating with the local chapters for possible response and rescue operations.

14 Dec 2017 description

TROPICAL STORM "URDUJA" INCREASES ITS THREAT IN SAMAR PROVINCES.

Expected to make landfall over Eastern Samar tomorrow morning.

Estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 400 km diameter of the Tropical Storm.

Scattered to widespread rains is expected over Visayas and the regions of Bicol, Caraga and Northern Mindanao within 24 hours. Residents in these areas are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.

14 Dec 2017 description
  • A new Tropical Cyclone KAI-TAK (named URDUJA in the Philippines) formed over the south west Pacific Ocean on 13 December and started moving west-northwest toward Eastern Samar province (Eastern Visayas region, Philippines). On 14 December at 0.00 UTC its centre was located 200 km south-east of Borongan city (Eastern Samar province) and it had maximum sustained wind speed of 56 km/h (Tropical Depression).

14 Dec 2017 description

Situation Overview

Tropical Depression “URDUJA” has slightly changed its course as it continues to move closer to Sorsogon – Northern Samar area.

  • Estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 350 km diameter of the Tropical Depression.

  • Scattered to widespead rains is expected over Visayas and Bicol Region.

14 Dec 2017 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

12 December 2017

At 5:00 PM, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) East of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur (inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility) developed into a tropical depression and was named "URDUJA". It has a maximum sustained winds of up to 55 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 65 kph as it moves in a north northwest direction at 6 kph.

At 10:00 PM, the center of Tropical Depression (TD) "URDUJA" was estimated as 415 km East Northeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur.

13 December 2017