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Satellite image of TD Samuel and Tropical Storm Man-yi outside PAR as of November 22, 2018, 5:10 am. Image from PAGASA
Tropical Depression Samuel slammed into Roxas town according to the state weather bureau PAGASA in its 2a.m. weather bulletin. The sixth and final landfall as it started to move away at 1a.m., Thursday, Nov. 22.
It made landfall 5 times in the Visayas on Wednesday, Nov. 21,  in the following areas:
  • Borongan City, Eastern Samar – 2a.m.
  • Daram, Samar – 4a.m.
  • Caibiran, Biliran – 5a.m.
  • Calubian, Leyte – 5:30a.m.
  • Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo – 9a.m.
According to PAGASA’s  5 a.m. bulletin on Thursday,  Samuel with maximum winds of 45 km/h and gustiness of 65 km/h is already 90 kilometers north northwest of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. It continues to move west at 25 km/h.
Palawan, including the Calamian Group of Islands remain under Signal No.1. Moderate to heavy rain is still expected in the province, that may trigger flash floods and landslides. PAGASA reminds residents living near rivers, low-lying communities and mountainous areas to stay alert.

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