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Seniang Intensifies; Storm Signals Up in Several Areas

‘Seniang’ (international name: Jang-mi) has re-intensified into a storm, placing several areas in Visayas and Mindanao under storm signals, state weather bureau PAGASA said.

According to PAGASA’s 5 a.m. update, Seniang was estimated at 35 km southeast of Mactan, Cebu City as of 4 a.m. Tuesday.

Seniang is forecast to move west-northwest at 11 kph. It packs maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gusts of up to 80 kph.

Seniang made its third landfall in the vicinity of Sibunga, Cebu at 4:45 a.m., PAGASA said.
Seniang first made landfall over Hinatuan in Surigao del Sur before dawn Monday, then over Anda in Bohol on Monday night.

Signal No. 2 has been raised in the following areas:

  • Bohol
  • Siquijor
  • Cebu
  • Guimaras
  • Negros Oriental
  • Negros Occidental

While Signal No. 1 has been hoisted over these areas:

  • Leyte
  • Southern Leyte
  • Camotes Island
  • Iloilo
  • Antique
  • Capiz
  • Aklan
  • Camiguin
  • Surigao del Norte
  • Agusan del Norte
  • Misamis Occidental
  • Misamis Oriental
  • Zamboanga del Norte

PAGASA said Seniang has estimated rainfall of 7.5 to 15 mm per hour (moderate to heavy) within its 300-km diameter.

Residents in low-lying and mountainous areas were advised to be alert against possible flash floods and landslides.

Fisherfolks and those with small sea crafts are also advised not to venture out over the seaboards of northern and central Luzon and the eastern seaboard of southern Luzon, seaboards of Visayas and over the northern and eastern seaboards of Mindanao.

On Monday, Seniang dumped heavy rains in southern Philippines. Floods and landslides were experienced in various parts of Mindanao and the Visayas.

PAGASA said Seniang is likely to linger in the Philippine Area of Responsibility until Jan. 2