Philippines – Tropical Cyclone ONE-17 (GDACS, JTWC, NDRRMC, NOAA, Local Media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 9 January 2017)
A new Tropical Cyclone named ONE - 17 (locally named AURING) formed over the north-western Pacific Ocean on 7 January. It then started moving towards the island of Mindanao (Philippines), strengthening. It made four landfalls on 8 January as a Tropical Depression. On 9 January at 0.00 UTC, it had max. sustained wind speed of 46 km/h.
Over the next 24 h, it is forecast to continue moving west-northwest, towards the central and western Visayas region, weakening. Residents from Bicol region and Samar provinces (Eastern Visayas region) are alerted against possible flash floods and landslide.
According to national authorities, as of 9 January early morning UTC, over 7 200 people have been evacuated in the regions of Central Visayas, Caraga and Davao.