Several Cebu cities, towns under yellow alert

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HEAVY RAIN. Floods begin to hit Metro Cebu on July 1. Photo by Ryan Macasero/Rappler

State weather bureau PAGASA issues a yellow alert, or heavy rainfall warning, over 8 cities and towns in Cebu

CEBU CITY, Philippines (July 2, 2016) — State weather bureau PAGASA issued a yellow rainfall warning advisory for several cities in Cebu province Saturday evening, July 2.

The warning was issued around 9:30 pm over the following cities:

  • Cebu City
  • Talisay City
  • Lapu-Lapu City
  • Mandaue City
  • Consolacion
  • Liloan
  • Compostela
  • Danao City

A yellow rainfall warning means there could be one to two hours of heavy rain measuring from 7.5 to 15 millimeters of rain.

PAGASA also warned of possible flooding in low-lying areas and landslides in mountainous areas.

On July 1 and 2, several areas in Cebu City, Mandaue City, and Talisay City had been affected by massive flooding, brought on by only an hour of heavy downpour. There have been no evacuation orders issued so far in Cebu.

  by Ryan Macasero |