Bagyong Sendong Update (December 16, 2011)

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The state weather bureau said that as of 5:00 p.m. Friday, December 16, Bagyong Sendong was spotted in the vicinity of Hinatuan, Surigao Del Sur with maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness up to 80 kph. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 22 kph.

Public storm warning signals

Signal No. 2 (60-100 kph winds)
  • Surigao Del Norte
  • Siargao Island
  • Surigao Del Sur
  • Dinagat Province
  • Agusan Provinces
  • Bukidnon
  • Davao del Norte
  • Davao Oriental
  • Compostela Valley
  • Camiguin
Signal No. 1 (45-60 kph winds)
  • Palawan
  • Negros
  • Cebu
  • Bohol
  • Southern Leyte
  • Siquijor
  • Misamis Occidental
  • Lanao del Norte
  • Lanao del Sur
  • North Cotabato
  • Samal Island
  • Maguindanao
  • Davao del Sur
  • Zamboanga Provinces
Residents in low lying and mountainous areas under Public Storm Warning Signals are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides, PAGASA said, adding that those living in coastal areas are also alerted against big waves or storm surges generated by this tropical cyclone.

Estimated rainfall amount is from 10 - 25 mm per hour (heavy) within the 400 km diameter of the Tropical Storm, the weather bureau said.

Mining operators and small scale miners are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides and take necessary precautionary measures.

Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the sea.