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PAGASA: 11 under Signal No. 1 as Amang makes landfall in CamSur

Eleven areas in Luzon are under Signal No. 1 after Tropical Depression Amang made landfall in Lagonoy, Camarines Sur, the weather bureau PAGASA said late Wednesday afternoon.

According to its 5 p.m. forecast, PAGASA said the center of Amang was estimated in the vicinity of Lagonoy, Camarines Sur as of 4 p.m.

It is moving slowly northwestward, with strong winds extending outwards up to 200 kilometers from the center.

Amang has maximum sustained winds of 45 kph near the center, gustiness of up to 55 kph, and a central pressure of 1004 hPa.

Storm Signal Number 1 is in effect over the following areas:

  1. Catanduanes
  2. Sorsogon (City of Sorsogon, Pilar, Castilla, Donsol, Prieto Diaz)
  3. Albay
  4. Camarines Sur
  5. Camarines Norte
  6. Laguna (Cavinti, Lumban, Kalayaan, Paete, Pakil, Pangil, Siniloan, Famy, Santa Maria, Mabitac)
  7. Aurora
  8. Quezon (Buenavista, Calauag, Infanta, Lopez, Guinayangan, Plaridel, Quezon, Alabat, Sampaloc, Mauban, General Nakar, Perez, Gumaca, Atimonan, Real, Tagkawayan, San Narciso) including Pollilo Islands
  9. Rizal (Tanay, Pililla, Rodriguez, Baras, City of Antipolo)
  10. Bulacan (Norzagaray, Doña Remedios Trinidad)
  11. Nueva Ecija (Gabaldon, Bongabon, Laur, General Tinio)

Rainfall of 50 to 100 mm is forecast in Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, and Quezon in the next 24 hours and in the next three days in CALABARZON, Metro Manila, Tarlac, Pampanga, Bulacan, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, and the southern portion of Aurora.

Under these conditions, isolated flash floods and rain-induced landslides are possible, especially in areas that are highly or very highly susceptible to these hazards as identified in hazard maps, and in localities that experienced considerable amounts of rainfall for the past several days.

Likewise, severe winds with a strong breeze to near gale strength will also be experienced in the areas under the storm signal, which may cause minimal to minor impacts to life and property.

Moderate to rough seas may prevail over the eastern and southern seaboards of Southern Luzon (1.5 to 3.5 m) and the eastern seaboard of Central Luzon (1.5 to 2.8 m) in the next 24 hours.

“Mariners of small seacraft are advised to take precautionary measures when venturing out to sea and, if possible, avoid navigating in these conditions,” said PAGASA.

Amang is seen to track generally northwestward in the next 24 hours and is expected to traverse over the eastern localities in Camarines Sur before passing the eastern coast of Camarines provinces and Quezon.

The tropical depression is forecast to weaken into a low-pressure area by Thursday, or possibly earlier, due to the combined effects of land interaction, dry air intrusion, and increasing vertical wind shear. —NB, GMA Integrated News