Synopsis: At 3:00 AM today, the center of Severe Tropical Storm "FLORITA" {MA-ON} was estimated based on all available data at 245 km West Northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte or 310 km West of Calayan, Cagayan (19.2°N, 118.5°E) with maximum sustained winds of 95 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 115 km/h. It is moving West Northwestward at 30 km/h.

Based on the Daily/Localized Weather Forecast from PAGASA issued at 6:00 A.M. August 24, 2022, SOCCSKSARGEN will havepartly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Southwest Monsoon / Localized Thunderstorms. Severe thunderstorms may trigger landslides in elevated and mountainous areas and wide-spread flooding along low-lying areas adjacent to river systems. Flash floods are also possible along hilly to mountainous areas with narrow streams and rivers. Low-lying coastal municipalities and barangays within the region may experience inundation due to light to moderate southeast to south winds with slight to moderate (0.6 to 2.5 meters) wave heights.

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 data to properly inform residents living in geologically hazardous areas to take precautionary measures is highly encouraged.

Should there be a need for more information and assistance on this matter, please feel free to contact us through our telephone numbers (083) 228-6130 or 228-6131.

Attached is the list of municipalities indicating the number and names of barangays that will likely be affected in the region.

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