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” (international name: Kai-tak). It has intensified into a Tropical Storm as it continued to threaten Samar provinces on 14 December 2017. It has weakened into a Tropical Depression today, 17 December 2017.
Source: DOST-PAGASA Daily Sever Weather Bulletin
Status of Affected Families / Persons
56,908 families or 248,790 persons are affected in 554 barangays in Regions V, VI, VII, VIII, and CARAGA (see Table 1).