‘Chedeng’ storm signals up

March 18, 2019

TROPICAL depression Chedeng has slightly slowed down while moving westward towards Davao Oriental.

As of 3 p.m. yesterday, “Chedeng” was  estimated at 330 kms. east southeast of Davao City,  with maximum sustained winds of 45 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 60 kph.

“Chedeng” is moving west-southwest at 20 kph.

“Chedeng” will make landfall today in Davao Oriental and will weaken into a low pressure area.

The storm will dump scattered to at times widespread moderate to heavy rains over most parts of Mindanao, especially over portions of Davao Region, SOCCSKSARGEN, Bangsamoro, and Zamboanga Peninsula.

Signal no. 1 was raised over Davao Oriental, Compostela Valley, Davao del Sur,  Davao City, General Santos City, Davao Occidental, southern portion of Davao del Norte, including Samal Island; eastern portion of North Cotabato, eastern portion of South Cotabato and eastern portion of Sarangani.

The Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office advised people living in areas identified to be at high risk of flooding or landslide to undertake appropriate actions and continue monitoring for updates, including heavy rainfall warnings and thunderstorm advisories.

Small seacrafts must not venture out on the eastern seaboards of Visayas and Mindanao, as well as the seaboards of areas under tropical cyclone warning signals.