NAZARENO and Sinulog devotees, brace yourselves for wet festivities today. It’s still going to be a rainy Sunday.
The Low-Pressure Area that formed near south of Mindanao has left the Philippines, but may return again in the next few days, state weather forecasting agency Pagasa.
Grace Castañeda, Pagasa weather specialist said, the LPA may not form into a typhoon. But they will continue to monitor its track because it appears that its movement is quite erratic.
Regardless, the trough or tail-end of the Low-Pressure Area still has impact in the Philippines.
The LPA trough is bringing moderate to heavy rains in Davao Region, CARAGA and Northern Mindanao.
Light to moderate, with at times heavy rains, will be experienced over Visayas, southern portion of Palawan including Kalayaan Islands and the rest of Mindanao.
The regions of Cagayan Valley, Cordillera, and Bicol, and the provinces of Aurora and Quezon are battered with moderate to at times, heavy rains. The Northeast Monsoon is bringing the weather disturbance to Luzon.
Flooding in Pampanga, Cagayan, Davao
Three major river systems are under flood watch today — Pampanga, Cagayan and Tagum-Libuganon.
San Miguel, San Ildefonso, Candaba, San Luis, San Simon and Apalit towns are flooded. Pagasa’s hydrological forecast said the Candaba Swamp’s water level have risen at 5.04 meters, above the critical level of 5 meters.
Roads and farms are also partly flooded in Arayat town in Pampanga and Calumpit, Bulacan from the mid-portion of Pampanga River near Arayat.
Norzagaray, Angat, Bustos, San Rafael, Plaridel, Pulilan, Baliuag, Macabebe, Masantol, Calumpit, Paombong and Hagonoy towns in Bulacan were also inundated.
The Lower Pampanga River and its tributary, the Angat River, has overflowed. Water level is fluctuating at 3.20 meter and 2.6 meters, depending on the tide. High tide will be around 10 pm tonight.
Flooding is expected in the upper and middle Cagayan River.
Towns of San Agustin, Jones, Echague, Alicia, Angadanan, Cauayan, Naguilian, Reina Mercedes, San Mateo, Cabatuan, Aurora, Luna will be affected in the upper portion.
Flooding in “possible” in the middle areas of the Cagayan River in Tumauini, Delfin Albano, Sto. Tomas, Cabagan, Sta. Maria, and San Pablo
Flooding is possible in lower Cagayan River with water level at 7.25 meters, above critical level.
The towns of Peñablanca, Tuguegarao City, Enrile, Solana, Iguig, Amulung, Alcala, Baggao, Lasam, Gattaran, Lallo, Camalaniugan and Aparri are at risk of flooding.
Flooding in also possible in Tuao, Piat and Sto. Niño.
Davao del Norte
The water level along the stretch of Libuganon River from Kapalong town to Carmenin Davao del Norte remain “below” their respective alert levels. However, due to the trough of the LPA, the river system is still on alert with the rainfall forecast of moderate to heavy rains.
General flood warnings
Red alert: Pagasa raised the red flood warning in Eastern Visayas. Red means flooding is occurring, the water level in the affected river system is above critical level, and the threat of flooding is “extreme.”
The six provinces with red flood alert are:
|Northern Samar||Catarman, Bugko, Pambujan, Catubig, Palapag, Mawo and Gamay|
|Southern Leyte||Bisay, Himbangan and Pandan|
|Biliran||All rivers and tributaries|
|Leyte||Sangputan, Palo, Solano (Quilot), Daguitan Marabang, Cadac-an, |
Bongquirogon, Salug, Pagbangahan, Pagsangahan and Binahaan
|Samar||Basey, Silanga, Calbiga and Jibatan|
|Eastern Samar||Oras, Dolores, Ulot, Taft, Borongan, Suribao, Llorente, Balangiga and Sulat|
Caraga, Davao regions
Orange alert: Pagasa raised orange flood alert in Caraga and Davao regions. Orange means the water level in the affected river systems and tributaries is continuously rising, and that the threat of flooding is “severe.”
Nine provinces in Mindanao were under orange flooding alert:
|Dinagat Islands||Malinao Inlet and Gaas Lulet|
|Surigao Del Norte||Surigao and Magallanes|
|Agusan Del Sur||Ojot, Wawa, Libang, Maosam, Kasilan, Gibong, Adgaoan, |
Simulao, Kayonan and Andanan
|Surigao Del Sur||Cantillan, Toracan, Tandag, Tago, Hubo-Oteiza, Hinatuan and Bislig|
|Agusan Del Norte||Lake-Mainit-Tubay, Asiga, Agusan, Linugos and Cabadbaran|
|Davao Del Norte||Tagum-Libuganon, Tuganay, Saug and Lasang|
|Davao Oriental||Cateel, Dapnan, Baganga Mahan-ub, Manorigao, Caraga, Casaunan, |
Quinonoan, Bagwan, Mayo, Bitanayan, Sumlog, Tangmoan, Dacongbonwa,
Kabasagan, Manay, Maya and Sumlao/Cuabo
|Davao Del Sur||Davao, Talomo, Lipadas, Tagulaya Sibulan, Digos and Padada Mainit|
|Davao de Oro||Matiao and Hijo|
|Davao Occidental||Panglan, Malita, Batanan (Lais, Lawan, Latuan, Calian, Lamita, Lawayon, |
Culama, Caburan Bi, Maubio, Karabana, Tubayo, Kayapung, Malala, Capisolo,
Tanoman Bi, Tanoman Smal, Kalbay, Butua, Nuin, Butula, Baki, Malagupo,
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