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NDRRMC Update Sitrep No. 03 re Preparedness Measures and Effects of Tropical Storm "Urduja" (Kai-Tak) as of 8:00 AM, 16 December 2017

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15 December 2017

TS "URDUJA" has slightly intensified as it continues to move slowly off the eastern coast Samar Island. At 4:00 AM, the center of TS "URDUJA" was estimated based on all available data at 205 km East of Borongan City, Eastern Samar. It has maximum sustained winds of up to 75 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kph. It is forecasted to move Northwest at 5 kph.

At 8:00 AM, TS "URDUJA" remains stationary off the coast of Eastern Samar. It is expected to make landfall over Northern Samar — Eastern Samar area between tomorrow morning and afternoon. At 2:00 PM of the same day, TS "URDUJA" remained quasi-stationary and was expected to bring more rains in Eastern Visayas.

At 4:00 PM today, the center of TS "URDUJA" was estimated based on all available data at 240 km east of Borongan City, Eastern Samar.

At 11:00 PM, TS "URDUJA" still bring heavy rains over Eastern Visayas as it remains almost stationary.

16 December 2017

At 2:00 AM, TS "URDUJA" remained slow-moving off the coast of Eastern Samar while maintaining its maximum sustained winds of 75 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kph.

At 5:00 AM, "URDUJA" has slightly intensified and began to move closer towards Samar Island with maximum sustained winds of 80 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 95 kph. It is forecasted to move West Northwest at 10 kph.

At 8:00 AM, "URDUJA" continues to move westward closer to Northern Samar-Eastern Samar area. TCWS No. 02 was hoisted over Albay, Sorsogon and Masbate including Burias and Ticao Islands, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Samar, Biliran, and Leyte in which (open sea) 4.1 up to 14.0 meters coastal flooding is possible. Meanwhile, TCWS No. 01 is hoisted over Southern Quezon, Marinduque, Romblon, Catanduanes, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Iloilo, Guimaras, Negros Occidental, Northern Negros Oriental, Cebu, Northern Bohol, Southern Leyte, and Dinagat Islands.