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DSWD DROMIC Report #12A on Tropical Storm “Urduja” (Kai-Tak) as of 20 December 2017, 4AM

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Situation Overview

Issued at 11:00 AM yesterday, Tropical Depression "URDUJA" was now outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).

Sea travel remains risky over the western seaboard of Palawan due to the surge of Northeast Monsoon. Meanwhile, at 8:00 AM yesterday, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) outside the PAR was relocated and estimated based on all available data at 1,710 km East of Mindanao (7.5°N, 141.8°E). This weather system has a possibility to enter PAR on today. The public and disaster risk reduction and management offices concerned are advised to continue monitoring for updates regarding this weather disturbance.

Source: DOST-PAGASA Daily Sever Weather Bulletin

Status of Affected Families / Persons

281,902 families or 1,090,725 persons are affected in 1,706 barangays in Regions V, VI, VII, VIII, MIMAROPA and CARAGA (see Table 1; details in Annex A).