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DSWD DROMIC Report #9A on Tropical Storm “Urduja” (Kai-Tak) as of 18 December 2017, 3PM

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Situation Overview

At 10:00 AM today, the center of Tropical Depression "URDUJA" was estimated based on all available data at 90 km North Northwest of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan (10.5 °N, 118.5 °E)

At 11AM, "URDUJA" has crossed Palawan and is now moving towards West Philippine Sea. TCW Signal #1 is still raised over Palawan today. ● Scattered rains will continue over Palawan.
Residents of these areas must undertake appropriate measures against flooding and landslides and coordinate with their local disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) offices.
● Scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms ls expected over CALABARZON, Bicol Region and provinces of Aurora, Mindoro, Marinduque and Romblon.
● Sea travel is not advised over the seaboards of Palawan due to the effect of Tail-end of a cold front.
● Expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) between tomorrow morning and afternoon. ● Meanwhile, at 10:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area was estimated based on all available data at 1,500 km East of Mindanao (6.6°N, 139.8°E). However, the public and DRRM offices are advised to continue monitoring for updates regarding this weather disturbance

Source: DOST-PAGASA Daily Sever Weather Bulletin

Status of Affected Families / Persons

180,196 families or 766,221 persons are affected in 1,381 barangays i n Regions V, VI, VII,
VIII, MIMAROPA and CARAGA (see Table 1; details in Annex A).