Flooding, landslides still threatening Mindanao — PAGASA PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 14 January 2014 10:47

The government’s weather agency continues warning about possible flooding and landslides in Mindanao from rains that are expected to continue for two to three hours there due to the low-pressure area (LPA) east of the island.

”Flooding is threatening in low-lying areas and landslides in mountainous areas,” the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said in its 4 p.m. rainfall advisory released Sunday.

PAGASA expects moderate to occasional heavy rains, which may continue for two to three hours, over portions of Mindanao’s Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Dinagat Island, Agusan del Norte and Tawi-Tawi.

The agency advised the public and disaster risk reduction and management councils concerned to continuously monitor the weather and its next advisory.

Earlier, PAGASA weatherman Jun Galang said cloudiness andprecipitation can be expected to continue in Southern and Central Philippines early this week when the LPA east of Mindanao will likely cross this island then move towards the Visayas and onto the Bicol Region heading for the Pacific Ocean.

He noted the cold front heading east may affect and “pull” the LPA towards Bicol Region, causing this to recurve and head back to the Pacific Ocean.