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DSWD DROMIC Preparedness for Response Report #1 on Tropical Depression "VINTA" as of 20 December 2017, 7PM

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Situation Overview

At 5:00 PM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur has developed into a Tropical Depression and was named “​VINTA​”.

Scattered to widespread rains is expected over Eastern Visayas and Eastern Mindanao within the next 24 hours. Residents of these areas must undertake appropriate measures against flooding and landslides and coordinate with their respective local government and disaster risk reduction and management offices.

Fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the seaboards of Eastern Mindanao due to the moderate to rough seas associated with the approaching Tropical Depression.

Expected landfall between Caraga-Davao Region on Thursday (December 21) evening to Friday (December 22) morning.

Possible inclusion to Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal Number 1 of the provinces of Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Compostela Valley, and Davao del Norte.