Issued at 11:00 AM today, Tropical Depression "URDUJA" is 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 today, 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 tomorrow (December 20). The public and disaster risk reduction and management offices concerned are advised to continue monitoring for updates regarding this weather disturbance.
Status of Affected Families / Persons
244,153 families or 1,015,254 persons are affected in 1,674 barangays in Regions V, VI, VII, VIII, MIMAROPA and CARAGA (see Table 1).
Status of IDPs Inside Evacuation Centers A total of 11,670 families or 53,448 persons are currently staying inside 365 evacuation centers in Regions V, VIII, and MIMAROPA (see Table 2).