The Signal No. 1 Tropical Depression Samuel made landfall in Eastern Samar of the Philippines around 2 o’clock this morning. Yesterday, November 20, 2018, certain areas in the Philippines like in the Visayas have experienced early rise, rain, and cold wind. Dumaguete City is now near the eye of tropical depression Samuel.
Tropical Depression Samuel
Signal No. 1 Samuel made landfall in Borongan City, Eastern Samar earlier today. Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said that Tropical Depression Samuel is already 30 kilometers east of Borongan City. The tropical depression is now moving northwest at a slightly faster 20 kilometers per hour (km/h) from the previous 15 km/h. Samuel maintained its strength as it hit land, with maximum winds of 55 km/h and gustiness of up to 65 km/h.
Earlier today, at 4 a.m. Monday, PAGASA spotted Samuel 660 kilometers east-southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur. It was packing maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour near the center and gusts of up to 65 kph. Samuel was moving west-northwest at 15 kph.
Signal No. 1 Affected Areas
Signal No. 1 has been lifted for areas in Mindanao, as the tropical depression moved upward toward the Visayas. Only the following remain under Signal No. 1:
- Masbate including Ticao Island
- Southern part of Oriental Mindoro
- Southern part of Occidental Mindoro
- Palawan including Cuyo Island and Calamian Group of Islands
- Northern Samar
- Eastern Samar
- Southern Leyte
- Negros Oriental
- Negros Occidental