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.
Fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the eastern seaboard of Bicol Region and in the seaboards of Visayas due to rough to very rough seas associated with the approaching Tropical Storm.
Predictive Analytics for Humanitarian Response
Based on the GSM and WRF data of PAGASA initialized on 13 December 2017, 2AM, the DSWD Predictive Analytics for Humanitarian Response results show 2,698,393 families (see Figure 1) exposed to high susceptibility of flooding and rain-induced landslide in the next 72 hours; of which, 867,833 families are poor (see Figure 2).