(UPDATED) ‘Seniang’ moves closer, Bukidnon under storm signal No. 1

MALAYBALAY CITY (Bukidnon News.Net/28 December) Bukidnon is among the provinces considered under Storm signal 1 as the Low Pressure Area east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur has developed into a tropical depression and was named “Seniang,” weather bureau Pagasa (Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, Astronomical Services Administration) announced in its weather bulletin today.

As of the 11a.m. weather bulletin, “Seniang” has maintained its strength as it continues to move closer towards north weastern Mindanao.

With this storm signal, winds of around 30-60 kilometers per hour (kph) are expected in the province and in Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental, CompostellaValley, Camiguin Island, and Misamis Oriental.
The strength of the storm is considered at 45 kph near the center.
According to the weather bulletin as of 5a.m. Sunday, twigs and branches of trees maybe broken, some banana plants may tilt or land flat on the ground, rice in flowering stage may suffer significant damage, and some nipa and cogon houses maybe partially unroofed.

Pagasa also noted that sea travel using small sea crafts and fishing boats is risky.
The weather bureau has alerted the public and the disaster risk reduction and management councils (DRRMC)to take appropriate actions .

In Malaybalay, the City DRRMC, issued alerts citing Bukidnon being under storm signal 1.
‘Seniang’ is expected to make landfall Monday morning in Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur. It is associated with occasional rains with occasional gusty winds and moderate-heavy rainfall (7-15mm per hour)

Pagasa warned residents in low lying and mountainous areas of the provinces under storm signal no. 1 and the rest of Mindanao against possible flashfloods and landslides.
As of 8:40a.m.m rainfall advisory ‘Seniang’ brings moderate with occasional heavy rains‬ affecting portions of Bukidnon and the other provinces identified under storm signal 1. (Bukidnon News.Net)