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Yellow, Orange, Red | The Rainfall Advisories and what these mean

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines — Certain areas in Negros Occidental are under Yellow Rainfall warning, while those under Orange are Iloilo, Antique, Capiz, Aklan, Northern and Central portions of Negros Occidental, and Guimaras as Tropical Depression Agaton makes land.

State weather bureau PAGASA has these qualification as warning for LGUs on possible preemptive and preventive measures.

A yellow rainfall advisory is raised when the expected rainfall amount is between 7.5 mm and 15 mm within one hour and likely to continue, the Philippine National Gazette said.

Communities under these category are advised to be aware of the weather condition and warned that flooding may be possible in low-lying areas.

The orange rainfall advisory is raised in areas where rainfall is between 15 mm and 30 mm within one hour, the Gazette added.

Flooding is a definite threat in communities under the orange alert.

A red rainfall advisory is raised when observed rainfall is more than 30 mm within one hour or if rainfall has continued for the past three hours and is more than 65 mm.

Communities should be prepared to respond under the Red advisory as this means serious flooding is already seen and that residents should be ready to evacuate to safety.

Hannah A. Papasin
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Writer. Critic. Professor. She started writing since primary school and now has two published textbooks on communication. A film buff, she's a Communication, Media Literacy and Journalism Professor of the University of St. La Salle-Bacolod, and has a Master's Degree in English.
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