Tropical Depression Ramon leaves Mindanao, heads towards Mindoro

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Tropical Depression “Ramon” has maintained its strength and changed its direction to the Northwest as it approaches Mindoro area, the Philippine Atmospheric and Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) announced on Wednesday, October 12, 2011.

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As of 5:00 p.m. today, the state weather bureau said “Ramon” was spotted at 70 kilometers (km) East Southeast of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro with maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center. It is moving Northwest at 15 kph.

Areas Having Public Storm Warning Signal

Signal No. 1 (45-60 kph winds):
  • Marinduque
  • Mindoro Provinces
  • Romblon
  • Southern Quezon
  • Burias Island
  • orthern Palawan
  • Calamian Group of Islands
  • Cavite
  • Laguna
  • Batangas
  • Metro Manila
  • Panay Island
  • Guimaras Island
Public Storm Warning Signals elsewhere are now lowered, weather forecasters said, but residents in low lying and mountainous areas under Signal No. 1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.

Estimated rainfall amount is from 5 - 25 mm per hour (heavy) within the 400 km diameter of the Tropical Depression, PAGASA added.

Meanwhile, the National Risk Reduction and Management Council said a total of 373 families, or 1,700 persons, were affected in 9 barangays of 6 municipalities and 2 cities in the provinces of Cebu (Region VII), Misamis Oriental (Region X), South Cotobato (Region XII), and Dinagat Island (CARAGA).

As of 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, NDRRMC reported that one person, identified as Daryll B. Gales, 20 years old from Brgy. Manila de Bugabus, Sta. Cruz, Butuan City, was buried alive while conducting small scale mining.