BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Bacolod City and cities and towns in the northern part of Negros Occidental have been placed under Storm Signal Number 1.
Weather bureau PAGASA, in their 11 am advisory, also said that Tropical Storm Dante “maintains its strength while moving westward over the Philippine Sea East of Dinagat-Siargao Islands Area”.
As this developed, the Philippine Coast Guard has announced that boat trips to and from Bacolod has been temporarily suspended.
Dante (international name Choi-Wan) is recorded to have maximum sustained winds of 75 km/h near the center, gustiness up to 90 km/h.
The following is the complete list of areas under Storm Signal Number 1:
In the Visayas: Aklan, Capiz, the northern and central portion of Iloilo (Lambunao, Janiuay, Dumangas, Zarraga, New Lucena, Pototan, Mina, Badiangan, Dueñas, Calinog, Bingawan, City of Passi, San Enrique, Dingle, Barotac Nuevo, Banate, Anilao, Barotac Viejo, San Rafael, Lemery, Ajuy, Sara, San Dionisio, Concepcion, Batad, Estancia, Balasan, Carles),
the northern portion of Negros Occidental (San Carlos City, Salvador Benedicto, Cadiz City, Sagay City, City of Escalante, Toboso, Calatrava, City of Talisay, Silay City, Enrique B. Magalona, City of Victorias, Manapla, Murcia, Bacolod City, Bohol,
and the northern and central portion of Cebu (Daanbantayan, Medellin, City of Bogo, San Remigio, Tabogon, Borbon, Tabuelan, Sogod, Tuburan, Catmon, Carmen, Danao City, Asturias, Balamban, Compostela, Liloan, Cebu City, Mandaue City, Lapu-Lapu City, Consolacion, Cordova, Toledo City, City of Talisay, Minglanilla, City of Naga, Pinamungahan, San Fernando, Aloguinsan, City of Carcar) including Bantayan and Camotes Islands;
In Luzon, Quezon including Polillo Islands, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Marinduque, and Romblon;
In Mindananao, the rest of Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, and the northeastern portion of Misamis Oriental (Magsaysay, Gingoog City, Talisayan, Balingoan, Medina), and Camiguin
Meanwhile, those placed under Signal Number 2 are Masbate including Ticao and Burias Island, Albay and Sorsogon Eastern Samar, Samar, Northern Samar, Biliran, Leyte, and Southern Leyte Dinagat Islands, Siargao and Bucas Grande Islands.