#AgatonPH: More areas in north Cebu under Signal No. 1

By: Morexette Marie B. Erram - Multimedia Reporter - CDN Digital | April 10,2022 - 06:46 PM
#AgatonPH: More areas in north Cebu under Signal No. 1

The Philippine Coast Guard in Central Visayas has confirmed that a roll-on-roll-off (roro) vessel of Jomalia Shipping Corp. has been tilted and left half submerged at the Consuelo Port in San Francisco town, Camotes Island after big waves brought by Tropical Depression Agaton battered the area. | Photo courtesy of Jonah Mar Funda Bolaño

CEBU CITY, Philippines – At least 20 localities in Cebu are now under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 1 as Tropical Depression Agaton (international name: Megi) continues to bring rains in most parts of Visayas. 

In its latest severe weather bulletin at 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 10, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) hoisted Storm Signal No. 1 in the towns of Tabuelan, Sogod, Catmon, Carmen, Compostela, and Liloan, and Danao City.

This development puts the total number of localities in Cebu under TCWS at 20. 

Earlier, Pagasa has also placed the localities of Daanbantayan, Medellin, Bantayan, Santa Fe, Madridejos in Bantayan Islands, Bogo City, San Remigio, Tabogon, Borbon, and San Francisco, Pilar, Tudela, and Poro in Camotes Island under Storm Signal No. 1. 

Agaton’s presence prompted local authorities here to suspend classes and sea voyages as part of their precautionary measures. 

Agaton is the first major weather disturbance that entered the country this year. 

It was last located over the coasts of Lawaan, Eastern Samar as of 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 10. The tropical depression made landfall over Guiuan, Eastern Samar at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday. 

It has maintained its strength of 75 kilometers per hour (kph), with gustiness reaching up to 105 kph, as it moves in a westward direction slowly, Pagasa said. 

As of this writing, there are no reported fatalities in Cebu due to Agaton.


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