By J. Jala | 12:19 AM December 16, 2021
Tropical Storm Signal No. 2 is still up in Bohol province as Typhoon “Odette” (international name: Rai) further intensified on Wednesday night as it moved west northwestward over the Philippine Sea, said the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).
Pagasa said Odette’s initial landfall will be in Dagohoy town at 8 p. m. on Thursday night, Dec. 16.
As of 11 p.m, Pagasa said “Odette” was spotted approximately 470 kilometers East of Surigao City, Surigao del Norte, with maximum sustained winds of 140 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gusts of up to 170 kph.
TROPICAL CYCLONE WIND SIGNALS (TCWS) IN EFFECT
TCWS No.3(Destructive typhoon-force winds prevailing or expected within 18 hours)
Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte, the northern portion of Agusan del Norte (Tubay, Santiago, Jabonga, Kitcharao), and the northern portion of Surigao del Sur (Carrascal, Cantilan, Madrid, Carmen, Lanuza, Cortes)
TCWS No.2 (Damaging gale- to storm-force winds prevailing or expected within 24 hours)
The southeastern portion of Masbate (Cataingan, Pio V. Corpuz, Esperanza, Placer)
The central and southern portions of Eastern Samar (Guiuan, Salcedo, Quinapondan, Giporlos, Balangiga, Lawaan, General Macarthur, Hernani, Llorente, Balangkayan, Maydolong, City of Borongan, San Julian, Sulat, Taft, Can-Avid, Mercedes), the central and southern portions of Samar (Marabut, Basey, Santa Rita, Villareal, Pinabacdao, Calbiga, Hinabangan, Paranas, Motiong, Jiabong, City of Catbalogan, San Sebastian, Zumarraga, Daram, Talalora, San Jorge, Tarangnan, Pagsanghan, Santo Niño, Almagro, Tagapul-An), Biliran, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental, Siquijor, Negros Occidental, Guimaras, and the eastern portion of Iloilo (Carles, Balasan, Batad, Estancia, San Dionisio, Concepcion, Sara, Ajuy, Lemery, San Rafael, Banate, Anilao, Barotac Viejo, Barotac Nuevo, Dumangas)
The rest of Surigao del Sur, the rest of Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, the northern portion of Bukidnon (Malitbog, Impasug-Ong, Manolo Fortich), the eastern and central portions of Misamis Oriental (Tagoloan, Villanueva, Jasaan, Claveria, Balingasag, Lagonglong, Balingoan, Talisayan, Medina, Gingoog City, Magsaysay, Kinoguitan, Sugbongcogon, Binuangan, Salay, Cagayan de Oro City, Opol, City of El Salvador, Alubijid, Laguindingan, Gitagum, Libertad), and Camiguin
TCWS No.1 (Strong winds prevailing or expected within 36 hours)
Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, the rest of Masbate including Ticao and Burias Islands, Marinduque, Romblon, the southern portion of Quezon (San Antonio, Tiaong, Candelaria, Sariaya, Dolores, Lucena City, Pagbilao, Padre Burgos, Atimonan, Agdangan, Unisan, Gumaca, Plaridel, Pitogo, Lopez, Guinayangan, Buenavista, Catanauan, General Luna, Macalelon, Mulanay, San Narciso, San Andres, San Francisco), the southern portion of Batangas (San Juan, Lobo, Taysan, Rosario, Padre Garcia, Ibaan, Batangas City, San Pascual, San Luis, Bauan, Mabini, Tingloy, Calatagan), Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, and the northern and central portions of Palawan (San Vicente, Roxas, Taytay, Dumaran, Araceli, El Nido, Puerto Princesa City) including Calamian, Cagayancillo and Cuyo Islands
Northern Samar, the rest of Eastern Samar, the rest of Samar, Aklan, Antique, Capiz, and the rest of Iloilo
The northern portion of Davao Oriental (Boston, Cateel), the northern portion of Davao de Oro (Monkayo, Compostela, Montevista, Laak), the northern portion of Davao del Norte (San Isidro, Kapalong), the rest of Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental, the central portion of Bukidnon (Talakag, Lantapan, City of Valencia, City of Malaybalay, San Fernando, Cabanglasan, Libona, Baungon, Sumilao), the northern portion of Lanao del Norte (Baroy, Tubod, Kolambugan, Magsaysay, Tangcal, Munai, Maigo, Bacolod, Kauswagan, Poona Piagapo, Pantao Ragat, Matungao, Baloi, Iligan City, Linamon, Tagoloan, Pantar), the northern portion of Lanao del Sur (Madalum, Bacolod-Kalawi, Tugaya, Balindong, Piagapo, Saguiaran, Marantao, Marawi City, Kapai, Tagoloan II, Bubong, Ditsaan-Ramain, Buadiposo-Buntong), the northern portion of Zamboanga del Norte (Labason, Kalawit, Tampilisan, Liloy, Salug, Godod, Bacungan, Sindangan, Siayan, Jose Dalman, Manukan, Pres. Manuel A. Roxas, Katipunan, Sergio Osmeña Sr., Dipolog City, Polanco, Piñan, Mutia, La Libertad, Dapitan City, Sibutad, Rizal, Gutalac, Baliguian), and the northern portion of Zamboanga del Sur (Dumingag, Ramon Magsaysay, Midsalip, Sominot, Mahayag, Molave, Josefina, Tambulig)
It is currently moving west northwestward at 25 kph.
Meanwhile, moderate to heavy with at times intense rains are expected over Leyte, the southern portions of Eastern Samar and Samar, Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan, Antique, Guimaras, the northern portion of Zamboanga del Norte and the rest of Caraga.
Light to moderate with at times heavy rains, on the other hand, are expected in the Bicol Region, the rest of Zamboanga del Norte, Oriental Mindoro, Romblon, and the rest of Visayas and Northern Mindanao.
The typhoon is expected to hit land over Caraga-Eastern Visayas by Thursday afternoon or evening.