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Philippines – Tropical Cyclone Tokage (GDACS, JTWC, PAGASA, NDRRMC, WMO, Local Media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 28 November 2016)

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  • Tropical Cyclone TOKAGE continued moving north-west passing over Western Visagas and Mimaropa regions, as a Tropical Storm. It then exited in the South China Sea and continued moving north-east, weakening. On 28 November at 0.00 UTC its centre was located approx. 170 km west of Vigan city (Ilocos Sur province, Luzon) and it had max. sustained wind speed of 56 km/h (Tropical Depression).

  • Over the next 24 h it is forecast to move south-west over the South China Sea, weakening and dissipating. Moderate to locally heavy rain may affect the eastern areas of Luzon.

  • Heavy rain has already affected several parts of the country causing floods and landslides. Approx. 133 mm of rain in 24 h were recorded in Iba (Zambales province, Central Luzon) over 27-28 November. As of 28 November early morning (UTC), national authorities reported that over 14 300 people have been affected, over 12 400 evacuated and 16 homes damaged throughout the regions of Mimaropa, Eastern, Western and Central Visayas as well as Northern Mindanao.