The tropical depression Agaton has hit several areas in the Philippines within the last 24 hours. Damages such as landslides, overflowing bridges, knee-deep streets and creating lakes in the middle of a highway.
Tropical Storm Agaton
By Tuesday morning, January 2, 2018, rainfall and dark clouds can be seen moving west of the Visayas region. By ten in the morning, tropical depression Agaton was traveling 170km west of Dumaguete City in Negros Oriental. And by four o’clock in the afternoon of Tuesday, Agaton was traveling 175 kilometers east-northeast of Hinatuan in Surigao del Sur.
Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) have identified strong winds which will hit several areas like Bicol, Eastern Visayas, Caraga, and Davao.
Areas like Surigao del Norte, Siargao Island, Surigao del Sur, Dinagat Island, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Davao Oriental, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, North Cotabato, Compostela Valley, Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Camiguin, and Bukidnon were identified as areas with Signal no 1.
Bais City – Lake on the Road
The city of Bais in Negros Oriental is no first timer when it comes to creating a giant lake in the middle of a highway after heavy rains and storms. On an early Tuesday morning, the city did not only experience landfalls and landslides but a huge lake as well. Although the highway was in leg-deep waters, buses and trucks still find it hard to cross without splashing water to the rest of the motorcycled drivers.
Landfalls due to Agaton Storm
The following areas experienced landfalls and landslides due to tropical depression Agaton last Tuesday:
- Bais City, Negros Oriental at 7:30 am
- Santander, Cebu at 5:00 am
- Jagna, Bohol at 4:00 am
- Claver, Surigao del Norte at 1:15 am
- Socorro, Surigao del Norte at 1:00 am