14 provinces on storm alert as ‘Seniang’ nears

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Fourteen provinces in the Visayas and Mindanao were under storm alert as Tropical Depression Seniang approaches, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) reported on Sunday.

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Storm Signal Number 1 was raised in Leyte, Bohol, Siquijor, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Dinagat, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Davao Norte, Davao Oriental, Compostela Valley, Camiguin Island, Misamis Oriental, and Bukidnon, Pagasa said.

Seniang is expected to come ashore near Tandag, Surigao del Sur, on Monday morning with 45 kilometer-per-hour winds.

The storm will bring moderate to occasionally heavy rain to the affected areas that could last for two to three hours, Pagasa said.

Residents in low-lying and mountainous areas under Signal No. 1, as well as Eastern Visayas and the rest of Mindanao especially Caraga Region, were alerted to possible flashfloods and landslides.

The seas along the northern and eastern coasts of the country will be too rough for small boats, Pagasa said.

By Tuesday morning, Seniang is forecast to be 30 km. west of Tagbilaran City. On Wednesday morning, the storm will be at 230 km west of Dumaguete City or 280 km east of Puerto Princesa City.

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