Chedeng changes course, now en route to Davao Occidental

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 19 2019 12:27 AM

Track of Tropical Depression Chedeng

MANILA - Tropical Depression Chedeng has changed its course and is now moving toward Davao Occidental area, the state weather bureau said Monday night.

At 10 p.m., Chedeng was 180 kilometers east of General Santos City, packing maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour and 60 kph gusts, said PAGASA. 

Chedeng is moving west at 25 kph.

The storm will dump scattered to at times widespread moderate rains over Caraga and Davao regions, especially over Surigao del Sur, the eastern portion of Agusan del Sur, Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley, the agency said.

PAGASA also warned residents in flood- and landslide-prone areas to take precaution.

Chedeng is expected to hit land on Tuesday in Davao Occidental and weaken into a low pressure area after landfall.

It was previously expected to make landfall over Davao Oriental.

The storm, however, will continue to bring occasionally heavy rains over parts of the Caraga, Davao, Soccsksargen, Bangsamoro, and Zamboanga regions, said PAGASA. 

Tropical cyclone warning signal no. 1 was raised over the following areas, which may be whipped by 30 to 60 kph winds in 36 hours:

  • 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
  • eastern portion of Sarangani 
  • eastern portion of Sultan Kudarat

PAGASA urged residents in these areas to inspect their houses for necessary repairs, clean up the drainage systems, and harvest ripe crops. 

Meanwhile, isolated light rains may be experienced in Batanes, Cagayan and Isabela, while localized thunderstorms could be experienced in the rest of Luzon, including Metro Manila.

 

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