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Based on PAGASA’s Threat Potential Forecast issued at 8:00AM of February 16, 2021, a Tropical Depression in the western Pacific will likely to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and once inside PAR will be named TD “Auring”. It will likely make landfall in CARAGA region where strong winds and torrential rainfall in the areas of Mindanao Island including the SOCCSKSARGEN region, are expected. Moderate to heavy rains experienced in the region may trigger landslides in elevated and mountainous areas, while flood may be experienced within low-lying areas adjacent to rivers. Flash flood is also possible along narrow creeks and rivers. Coastal municipalities and barangays in the region may experience surges brought by strong winds which are potential to generate flooding in these areas.
This Office encourages the Local Disaster Risk Reduction Management Offices (LDRRMOs) in the region to refer to the MGB-XII geohazard maps and information in identifying safe areas for evacuation and appropriate evacuation routes. Utilization of these maps and information in the conduct of information drives to inform residents living in geologically hazardous areas to take precautionary measures is encouraged.
If you need more information and assistance on this matter, please feel free to contact us through our telephone numbers (083) 228-6130 or 228-6131.