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Monsoon rain to continue in parts of Luzon on June 17

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Satellite image as of June 16, 2018, 5:40 pm. Image courtesy of PAGASA

Pangasinan, Bataan, and Zambales should brace for moderate to heavy rain, while several other areas – including Metro Manila – will have light to moderate rain

MANILA, Philippines (June 16, 2018) — The southwest monsoon will continue to affect the western part of Luzon on Sunday, June 17, as it continues to be enhanced by Tropical Storm Gaemi (formerly Tropical Depression Ester), which had left the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Friday evening, June 15. Continue reading Monsoon rain to continue in parts of Luzon on June 17

Tropical Depression Ester out, but monsoon rain to persist

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Satellite image of Tropical Depression Ester as of June 15, 2018, 10:30 pm. Image courtesy of PAGASA

Even if Ester is already outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility, it continues to enhance the southwest monsoon

MANILA, Philippines (June 15, 2018) — Tropical Depression Ester left the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Friday evening, June 15, after accelerating further. Continue reading Tropical Depression Ester out, but monsoon rain to persist

Flooding hits Albay due to heavy rain

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WIDESPREAD FLOODING. Waist to neck-deep flood engulfs parts of Legazpi City, prompting the city government to suspend classes in all levels on Wednesday afternoon, January 3. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara orders evacuation of families living in areas vulnerable to landslides and flooding

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 3, 2018) — Torrential rain brought by Tropical Storm Agaton, aggravated by the tail-end of the cold front, caused flooding in low-lying areas of Albay province. Continue reading Flooding hits Albay due to heavy rain

More rain on Thursday due to Typhoon Paolo

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Satellite image as of October 18, 11 pm. Image courtesy of NOAA

Bicol, Eastern Visayas, and Caraga should expect more moderate to heavy rain

MANILA, Philippines (Oct. 18, 2017) — More rain is expected as Typhoon Paolo (Lan) maintained its strength and speed late Wednesday evening, October 18. Continue reading More rain on Thursday due to Typhoon Paolo

Severe Tropical Storm Paolo slightly intensifies

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Satellite image as of October 17, 11 pm. Image courtesy of PAGASA

Paolo (Lan) now has maximum winds of 105 km/h and gustiness of up to 130 km/h

MANILA, Philippines (Oct. 17, 2017) — Severe Tropical Storm Paolo (Lan) slightly intensified and accelerated a bit as it continued moving over the Philippine Sea on Tuesday evening, October 17. Continue reading Severe Tropical Storm Paolo slightly intensifies

Tropical Storm Odette intensifies as it crosses Cagayan

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Satellite image as of October 13, 6:30 am. Image courtesy of NOAA

Odette (Khanun) slightly strengthens after hitting Santa Ana, Cagayan early Friday, October 13

MANILA, Philippines (Oct. 13, 2017) — Tropical Storm Odette (Khanun) is now crossing northern Cagayan after making landfall in Santa Ana, Cagayan at 12:40 am on Friday, October 13. Continue reading Tropical Storm Odette intensifies as it crosses Cagayan

Heavy rain triggers floods in Bacolod

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HEAVY RAIN. Bacolod experiences some flooding caused by heavy rain on Friday, September 22, 2017. Photo by Charles Hilado from Facebook.

Mayor Evelio Leonardia says the heavy downpour since Friday afternoon have caused waist-high floods in some barangays

MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 23, 2017) — Heavy rain due to the southwest monsoon hit Bacolod City on Friday night, September 22. Continue reading Heavy rain triggers floods in Bacolod

12 areas under signal no. 1 due to Tropical Depression Maring

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Satellite image as of September 11, 7 pm. Tropical Depression Maring is on the left, Typhoon Lannie on the right. Image courtesy of PAGASA

Metro Manila, Catanduanes, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, northern Quezon including Polillo Island, Rizal, Bulacan, Pampanga, Quirino, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, and Aurora are under signal no. 1

MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 21, 2017) — More areas were placed under signal number 1 as Tropical Depression Maring maintained its strength and continued moving west northwest early Monday evening, September 11. Continue reading 12 areas under signal no. 1 due to Tropical Depression Maring

LGUs told to prepare for Typhoon Talim, low pressure area

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PREPAREDNESS. The NDRRMC conducts a pre-disaster risk assessment meeting in preparation for Typhoon Talim and the low pressure area east of Quezon. Photo from NDRRMC

Residents in areas likely to be affected are advised to take the necessary precautionary measures and are alerted against possible flooding and landslides

MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 11, 2017) — Ahead of the entry of Typhoon Talim into the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) held a pre-disaster risk assessment meeting with concerned government agencies and local government units (LGUs) on Monday, September 11. Continue reading LGUs told to prepare for Typhoon Talim, low pressure area

At least 7 dead in Cebu floods

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HEAVY FLOODING. At least 73 houses are swept away in Carmen, Cebu, following heavy rains brought by Tropical Depression Crising. Photo by Don John Lery Pupz

Rescuers are still searching for two more missing persons in Carmen, where 73 houses were washed out due to nonstop rains

MANILA, Philippines (Apr. 16, 2017) — Following heavy rains brought by Tropical Depression Crising, at least 7 people were killed in heavy floods in various towns in northern Cebu on Sunday, April 16. Continue reading At least 7 dead in Cebu floods