Oriental braces for ‘Ramon’
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW
The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council of Negros Oriental has alerted the towns and cities of the province to take precautionary measures as Tropical Depression Ramon, spotted off Surigao, is expected to cut across parts of Central Visayas this week.
As of 4 p.m. yesterday, a severe weather bulletin issued by PAG-ASA said Tropical Depression Ramon was located 560 km ESE of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, packing maximum winds of 55kph and moving westward at 15 kph. If there is no change in movement, its center will pass Cebu, Northern Negros then Northern Panay by Thursday.
Storm signal No. 1 is hoisted over Surigao del Norte, Siargao Island, Surigao Sur and Dinagat Island, the weather bulletin which Tiongson passed on to the local DRRMCs, said.