State weather forecasting agency Pag-asa has issued a red flood alert in the Bicol and Caraga regions around 5 am today.
Pagasa advised residents living near the mountain slopes and in the low lying areas of the affected river systems as well as the local disaster officials to be on “alert for possible flash floods.”
A red flood alert means flood is ongoing and that the water level is above critical levels.
Pagasa said heavy rains brought by the Shear Line is affecting the eastern section of Southern Luzon. Meanwhile, Northeast Monsoon-induced rains are affecting the rest of Luzon.
The Flood Alert in Bicol areas are:
|Provinces||Rivers and tributaries|
|Catanduanes||Cabuyan, Bato and Pajo|
|Camarines Norte||Labo and Daet Basud|
|Camarines Sur||Lower Kilbay Catabangan, Ragay, |
Tinalmud, Tambang and Lagonoy
|Sorsogon||Lower Donsol, Ogod, Putiao, Cadacan, |
Banuang-Daan, Fabrica (Tugbugan) and Matnog
|Albay||Guinale and Upper Donsol|
|Masbate||Lanang, Mapayawan, Mandaon, Asid, Malbug, |
Guiom, Nainday, Daraga, Nauco (Aguada) and Baleno
The Flood Alert in Caraga areas are:
|Province||Rivers and tributaries|
|Dinagat Islands||Malinao Inlet and Gaas Lulet|
|Agusan Del Sur||Ojot, Wawa, Libang, Maosam, Kasilan, Gibong,Adgaoan, |
Simulao, Kayonan and Andanan
|Surigao Del Norte||Surigao and Magallanes|
|Agusan Del Norte||Lake-Mainit-Tubay, Asiga, Agusan, |
Linugos and Cabadbaran
|Surigao Del Sur||Cantillan, Toracan, Tandag, Tago, |
Hubo-Oteiza, Hinatuan and Bislig
Also, Pagasa issued a heavy rain warning in Davao Oriental around 3:20 am.
“Flooding is possible in low-lying areas and landslides in mountainous areas,” it said.
Meanwhile, other provinces in Mindanao experienced light to moderate with at times heavy rains. The affected areas are:
Agusan del Norte
Agusan del Sur
Davao del Sur
Davao del Norte
Maguindanao del Sur
Surigao del Norte
Surigao del Sur
“The public and the disaster risk reduction and management offices concerned are advised to take appropriate actions, MONITOR the weather condition and watch for the next advisory,” Pagasa said.
screenshot from Pagasa website