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Philippines, China - Tropical Cyclone CONSON, update (GDACS, PAGASA, DSWD, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 09 September 2021)

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  • Tropical Cyclone CONSON (named "Jolina" in the Philippines), is moving westward over the South China Sea after it crossed central Luzon on 8 September. On 9 September at 2.00 UTC, its centre was located about 180 km west of the coast of Zambales Province (western Luzon) and approximately 900 km south-east of southern Hainan Island (China) with maximum sustained winds of 85 km/h (tropical storm).
  • According to media reports, nine people have died and nine others are still missing in Eastern Visayas Region. In addition, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD-DROMIC) reports 13,672 displaced and 61,565 affected people across the Regions of Mimaropa, Bicol, Western Visayas and Eastern Visayas.
  • CONSON is forecast to strengthen as it continues westward and it could approach southern coast of Hainan Island on 12-13 September.
  • For the next 24 hours, light to moderate rain with at times heavy rain are forecast over central-western Luzon, Palawan, Western Visayas and the Zamboanga Peninsula.