Tropical Storm Sendong

December 17, 2011 by staff 

Tropical Storm Sendong, Tropical storm Washi (known as Sendong in the Philippines) is making landfall across the southern Philippines, unleashing floods that has already left 180 people dead and nearly 400 missing, officials said Saturday.

Philippine National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) warnings in effect for December 17 include:

Public storm warning signal #1 (45-60 kmph winds) for Luzon: Cuyo and Coron Islands; and for Visayas: Southern Negros Occidental.
Public storm warning signal #2 (60-100 kmph winds) for Luzon: Palawan.
At 4 pm (PHT) today, the center of Sendong was estimated at 220 kilometers west of Dumaguete City. Sendong is expected to cross Palawan early tomorrow and be 300 km West Southwest of Puerto Princesa City by tomorrow afternoon.

An update on the Armed Forces of the Philippines official Twitter account today at 6:40 pm (PHT) read:

“The whole Armed Forces of the Philippines would like to express our condolences to the families of the victims of typhoon #Sendong.”

“Rest assured that we will continue our rescue efforts to help our kababayans in Mindanao.”

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