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.