#AuringPH The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) issues ‘Severe Weather Bulletin’ for Tropical Storm Auring (International name Dujuan). Here are the latest updates posted on the DOST social media page:
Severe Weather Bulletin #24 – Final
For: Low-Pressure Area – Formerly “#AuringPH” (Dujuan)
Tropical Cyclone: Alert
Issued 2:00pm, 22 February 2021
“Auring” weakens into a low-pressure area and is now moving towards the eastern coast of Albay. “Auring” weakened into a low-pressure Area at 11:00 AM today prior to crossing the Rapu-Rapu Islands, Albay. It is forecast to move northwestward to the westward and may traverse Bicol Region, Southern Quezon, Marinduque, and northern Mindoro in the next 24 hours. There is an increasing likelihood of the disturbance dissipating while traversing Southern Luzon.
Hazards affecting land areas:
- Today: Moderate to heavy with at times intense rains over Bicol Region, Quezon, Marinduque, and Romblon. Light to moderate with at times heavy rains over Aurora, Rizal, Laguna, Northern Samar, and the rest of MIMAROPA. Tomorrow: Moderate to heavy rains over Camarines Norte, Quezon, and Aurora. Light to moderate with at times heavy rains over Metro Manila, the rest of CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, Camarines Sur, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Isabela, Cagayan including Babuyan Islands, and Batanes.
- Under these conditions, isolated to scattered flooding (including flash floods) and rain-induced landslides are still likely during heavy or prolonged rainfall especially in areas that are highly or very highly susceptible to these hazards as identified in hazard maps and in localities that received significant rainfall over the past couple of days. Adjacent or nearby areas may also experience flooding in the absence of such rainfall occurrence due to surface runoff or swelling of river channels.
- PAGASA Regional Services Divisions may issue local thunderstorm/rainfall advisories and heavy rainfall warnings while the Hydrometeorology Division and River Basin Flood Forecasting and Warning Centers may issue General Flood Advisories and Basin Flood Bulletins as appropriate.
- Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal #1 is now lifted. However, the Northeast Monsoon will continue to bring strong breeze conditions over Batanes, Babuyan Islands, Aurora, and Quezon.
Hazards affecting coastal waters:
- Moderate to rough seas (1.2 to 3.1 m) will be experienced over seaboards of the country. Mariners of small seacrafts are advised to take precautionary measures when venturing out to sea. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.
- Location of eye/center At 1:00 PM today, the Low-Pressure Area (LPA)(formerly “Auring”) was estimated based on all available data over the coastal waters of Rapu-Rapu, Albay (13.3°N, 124.0°E). With this development and unless re-intensification occurs, this is the final weather bulletin for this weather disturbance. The next update for this weather disturbance will be included in the 4pm Public Weather Forecast and 11p, Weather Advisory.
Iloilo City Government efforts on Typhoon Auring
Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas, in a social media post, bared preparation plans for the incoming typhoon.
“Preparation is essential during typhoons. Our City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office had prepared the pre-disaster risk assessment on Tropical Depression Auring. Our partner agencies presented their deployment plan and measures to safeguard the Ilonggos from its effects. Let us all be alert and vigilant of the possible hazards it may bring,” states Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas
Iloilo City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office on #AuringpH
In preparation for TS Auring, a Pre-Disaster Risk Assessment was initiated by the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office CDRRMC/O. This was attended by the following offices: Liga ng mga Barangay, Iloilo City Public Safety and Transportation Management Office, Bureau of Fire Protection Iloilo City, City Social Welfare and Development Office, City Health Office, Public Information Office, City Social Welfare and Development Office, Philippine Coast Guard and General Services Office.
Mr. Darwin Joemil Papa, Operations and Warning Section Chief, provided the details regarding Auring. Mr. Franco Anthony Agudo, the Research and Planning Section Chief, shared the CDRA Maps and used them as bases in the dispatch, deployment, and preposition of goods including the priorities in IEC campaign and response activities. Preparedness measures are also shared by the said agencies/offices. Continuous monitoring is done by the Operations Center. Read: How to Stay Safe During a Typhoon