Veel regen, overstromingen en aardverschuivingen worden verwacht als gevolg van Urduja
TD "Urduja" to become a tropical storm before it hits the Philippines
Tropical Depression "Urduja" formed December 12, 2017, near Palau and is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm before it makes landfall in Sorsogon - Northern Samar area of the Philippines on December 15.
A low-pressure area developed into a tropical depression east of Mindanao, Philippines late December 11, and the JMA began to issue tropical cyclone warnings early December 12.
At 06:00 UTC December 13, the center of Tropical Depression "Urduja" was located 940 km (590 miles) ESE of Manilla, Philippines. 10-minute sustained winds were at 55 km/h (35 mph) with gusts up to 85 km/h (50 mph). The minimum estimated central pressure was at 1 004 hPa, and the system was moving north slowly.
At 07:00 UTC, PAGASA said the system has slightly changed its course as it continues to move closer to Sorsogon - Northern Samar area of the Philippines.
Estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 350 km (220 miles) diameter of the storm.
PAGASA advised fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts not to venture out over the eastern seaboard of Bicol Region, of Eastern Visayas due to moderate to rough seas associated with the approaching Tropical Depression.
Bicol Region, Visayas, Mindanao and the regions of Mimaropa and Calabarzon can expect cloudy skies with scattered to widespread rain showers and thunderstorms caused by Urduja. Flashfloods and landslides are possible.
Tropical Depression "Urduja" on December 13, 2017. Credit: NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP / VIIRS
TD Urduja is expected to become a tropical storm on Thursday, December 14 and make landfall on Friday, December 15.
Featured image: Tropical Depression "Urduja" on December 13, 2017. Credit: NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP / VIIRS
#Urduja Cyclone threat to #Philippines and #Manila next 24 Hrs. Flooding rain, Strong wind and Mud slides. Cyclone will move to China Sea next week. Urduja is the warier heroine in Philippine legends. In Sanskrit, Urdujo means "Rising energy".— Weather Update (@WeatherUpdate18) 14 december 2017
900 mensen geëvacueerd, overstromingen door TS Urduja/ KaitakVandaag zal Urduja (internationale naam is Kaitak) aan land komen bij Samar op de Filipijnen. Nu al komen de eerste berichten binnen van overstromingen en een aardverschuiving. Hierdoor werden al enkele huizen verwoest.
Floods and landslides hit Philippines, evacuations as Urduja becomes a tropical storm
Tropical Depression "Urduja" strengthened into a tropical storm, internationally known as Kai-Tak, early Thursday, December 14, 2017, on its way toward Samar Province, the Philippines. The cyclone is already causing floods and landslides, prompting officials to issue evacuation orders. This is the 26th named storm of the 2017 Pacific typhoon season.
Some 900 people were evacuated today after 12 hours of heavy rains triggered flash floods and landslides in the province of Misamis Oriental, the Provincial Disaster Risk, Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) reported after flash floods hit Lagonglong.
The head of PDRRMO, Francisco Dy, said that five houses, made of light materials, were destroyed while another house in Balingasag was destroyed after it was hit by a landslide. Dy added that the city of El Salvador and the towns of Claveria, Opol, and Initao, all in the province’s west coast, were also on the PDRRMO’s watchlist. At this time, there are no reports of injuries.
The main bridge in Balingasag highway was temporarily closed after a crack was noticed and its approach caved in due to rising floodwaters, The Manila Times reported
At 09:00 UTC (17:00 PHT), the center of Tropical Storm "Urduja" was located 85 km (53 miles) ESE of Guiuan, Eastern Samar (see image above). Its maximum sustained winds were 65 km/h (40 mph) and gusts to 90 km/h (56 mph), according to PAGASA. The system is moving west at 7 km/h (4 mph)
Urduja is expected to make landfall over Eastern Samar Friday morning (local time), December 15.
Estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 400 km (250 miles) diameter of the Tropical Storm.
Scattered to widespread rains is expected over the Visayas and the regions of Bicol, Caraga and Northern Mindanao within 24 hours. Residents in these areas are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.
Fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the eastern seaboard of Bicol Region and in the seaboards of Visayas due to rough to very rough seas associated with the approaching Tropical Storm.
Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal #2 (TCWS) is currently in effect for Eastern Samar, Samar and Biliran, Visayas. TCWS #1 is in effect for Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, Masbate and Romblon, Luzon, and Northern Samar, Leyte, and Southern Leyte, Northern Cebu including Bantayan Island, Capiz, Aklan and Northern Iloilo, Visayas.
Featured image: Tropical Storm "Urduja" (Kai-Tak) on December 14, 2017. Credit: NASA Aqua/MODIS
* 'Urduja' slightly intensifies, barrels toward Samar island Philippine Star * #TropicalStorm Urduja maintains strength, 'almost stationary' off Eastern Samar GMA News * Eastern Visayas still 'in danger' due to Urduja … https://t.co/q4KfDpNezg via https://t.co/nitEnWQLIQ pic.twitter.com/tyit7WMFV6— Weather iCom (@Themebar) 15 december 2017
So JTWC gives 35kts, RSMC Tokyo better at 40kts (10-min), and we have widspread 40-50+kts vectors depicted by ASCAT. #KaiTak stronger than it looks on satellite. Still, sheared and disorganized. #Philippines #typhoon pic.twitter.com/OZKhYDaITY— José M. García (@JMGarciaRivera) 14 december 2017
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Bron afbeelding: AFP
De tropische storm Kai-Tak heeft op de Filipijnen aan zeker zeventien mensen het leven gekost. Ongeveer 30 mensen worden nog vermist.Door de zware regenval vonden in de stad Naval aardverschuivingen plaats. Ook waren er flinke overstromingen. Uit voorzorg werden ruim 40.000 mensen geëvacueerd.
De storm trekt dit weekend van oost naar west over de Filipijnse eilanden. Vanavond neemt hij naar verwachting af, maar tot en met donderdag moeten mensen daar rekening houden met zware buien.
Bron: RTLNieuws.nl | Gewijzigd: 17 december 2017, 14:25 uur, door Lako
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Floods and landslides triggered by slow-moving Tropical Cyclone "Kai-Tak," locally known as Urduja, killed at least 26 people and left another 23 missing in the Philippines, authorities said Sunday, December 17, 2017. More floods and landslides are possible in the days ahead.
Tropical Depression "Urduja" formed December 12 near Palau and stalled with its center just off the coast of Sorsogon - Northern Samar area before it strengthened into a tropical storm December 14, the 26th named storm of the 2017 Pacific typhoon season. However, as is often the case with such storms in this region, Urduja was already causing floods and landslides even before it reached tropical storm status. The prime factor for the deluge it caused was its slow-moving nature. See image below:
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The system reached the northern part of Samar Province with maximum sustained winds of 75 km/h (47 mph) and gusts to 120 km/h (75 mph) around 06:00 UTC on December 16 and made landfall in the vicinity of San Policarpio, Eastern Samar.
More than 970 mm (38 inches) of rain fell on Guiuan on the island of Samar in the Eastern Visayas since midweek, according to data provided by AccuWeather. In 24 hours alone, slow-moving Urduja dropped astonishing 780 mm (nearly 31 inches) of rain.
A state of calamity was declared in a 1st class highly urbanized city of Tacloban, Leyte after floodwaters reached 1.5 m (5 feet) and the city lost power and drinking water. Ildebrando Bernadas, head of Tacloban’s disaster risk reduction office, told AFP that the floods resulted from four days of heavy rain.
On Saturday, December 16, at least 39 towns and cities lost power as Urduja moved over Samar and Leyte and more than 87 000 were forced to evacuate. On that day, the death toll still stood at 3.
Early Sunday, December 17, officials said Urduja is blamed for the deaths of at least 26 people in the small island province of Biliran and 23 missing people. It's still not clear, however, if the three previous fatalities are included in today's number.
"There is a total of 26 people dead from landslides in four towns of Biliran. We have recovered the bodies," Sofronio Dacillo, provincial disaster risk reduction and management officer, told AFP.
The Manila Bulletin reported Sunday that two more people had been reported dead in a landslide in Romblon province, central Philippines.
There are at least 15 500 passengers stranded because ferry services remained suspended in the region, disaster officials said, warning that more floods and landslides are possible.
As of 11:00 UTC (19:00 PHT) on December 17, the center of Tropical Depression "Urduja" was located in the vicinity of Buruanga, Aklan. It had maximum sustained winds of 55 km/h (34 mph) near the center and gusts to 80 km/h (50 mph). The system is expected to move WSW at 15 km/h (9.3 mph) today, PAGASA said.
Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal #1 is in effect for the southern part of Mindoro Provinces, Romblon, and Palawan in Luzon, and Aklan and northern Antique in the Visayas.
Urduja (Kai-Tak) is expected to track generally W to WSW over the next three days and will struggle as strong vertical wind sheer persists, and the system tracks over the Visayan Islands. At best, JTWC noted, the storm will maintain intensity. After 15:00 UTC on December 18, Urduja will emerge over the warm waters of South China Sea and slightly re-intensify just west of Palawan.
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Tropical Depression "Urduja" (Kai-Tak) on December 17, 2017. Credit: NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP/VIIRS
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However, it will also be exposed to a northeasterly wind surge event in the South China Sea which will absorb and erode the system leading to dissipation by 03:00 UTC on December 20, possibly sooner. This should be the last we see of this deadly storm.
Featured image: Tropical Depression "Urduja" (Kai-Tak) on December 17, 2017. Credit: NASA Aqua/MODIS
Construction of foot bridge & palliative repairs have started in #CarayCaray bridge. Total restoration will start within the week. #UrdujaPH #TSUrduja #TyphoonUrduja #Leyte #Biliran pic.twitter.com/Noq7Qjejkf— Karen Jimeno (@AttyKarenJimeno) 18 december 2017
Damaged #Caraycaray Bridge in #Biliran. Embankment work by #DPWH is on-going. DWPH Biliran District Office committed to complete within 48-72 hours a pedestrian access bridge over the cut two approaches of Caray-caray bridge. #TSUrduja #TyphoonUrduja #UrdujaPH pic.twitter.com/VC41PXFjpi— Karen Jimeno (@AttyKarenJimeno) 17 december 2017