Mon. Mar 1st, 2021

About 13,816 families or 53,236 persons in three regions in Mindanao were affected by the onslaught of tropical depression “Auring” (international name Dujuan), the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported.

The latest data as of 8 a.m. Monday show that the residents are from 216 barangays in Regions 10, 11, and the Caraga.

Mark Cashean Timbal, NDRRMC deputy spokesperson, said 12,825 families are temporarily sheltered in 308 evacuation centers.

As a result, 179 houses were damaged in Caraga region alone, according to the NDRRMC.

“Auring” is now heading towards Eastern Samar and may make landfall over the area in the next six to 12 hours, the weather bureau said Monday.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration has hoisted Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1 over the following areas:

Luzon – Sorsogon, Masbate including Ticao and Burias Islands, Albay, Catanduanes, and the eastern portion of Camarines Sur;

Visayas – Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Samar, Biliran, Leyte, Southern Leyte, the northern portion of Cebu including Bantayan and Camotes Islands, the northern portion of Negros Occidental, the eastern portion of Capiz, and the eastern portion of Iloilo; andMindanao – Dinagat Islands and Surigao del Norte. SOVEREIGNPH

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