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Sunday, January 8, 2012

PAGASA issues general flood advisory No. 16 for Northern Mindanao

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has issued the General Flood Advisory No. 16, for the residents of Region 10 in Northern Mindanao.

Issued at 9:00 a.m., today, Jan. 8, the advisory said the tail end of the cold front has continued to affect Mindanao and the Visayas, while the Northeast monsoon or "Amihan" has continued to affect Northern and Central Luzon.

PAGASA said the observed rainfall for the past 24 hours, ending at 8:00 a.m., show that the Malaybalay Monitoring Station has recorded 13.0mm of rainfall, while the Lumbia Station has recorded 4.2mm.

Thus, the forecast rainfall, PAGASA said, is that there will be light to moderate rains for the next 24 hours.

PAGASA has warned the people living near the mountain slopes and in low-lying areas of the river systems in the region to remain alerted of possible flashfloods and landslides.

Likely to be affected are all the rivers and streams in Misamis Occidental, Camiguin Island, Bukidnon, Lanao del Norte, and Misamis Oriental.

Also likely to be affected are the following rivers, streams, and their tributaries:

Oroquieta River in Misamis Occidental and Agus River, Liangan River, Maranding River, Mandulog River, Dapao River, and Mataling River in Lanao del Norte.

Odiongan River, Tagoloan River, Cagayan de Oro River, Manduloy River, Cabulig River in Misamis Oriental.  (Rutchie Cabahug-Aguhob, PIA-10 Mis. Occ.)

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