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Gov. Bichara places Albay under state of preparedness as tropical depression Usman affects Bicol Region

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Governor Al Francis Bichara has placed Albay under state of preparedness as the signal no.1 has been raised in the province due to Tropical Depression Usman.

Weather bulletin of PAGASA as of 11 am today today placed Albay Province under Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 1.

The weather bureau said that TD Usman was located 440 km east Southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.

“It has a maximum wind of 55 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 65 kph as it moves West at 15 kph, it is expected to affect Albay as it moves closer due to possible enhanced NE monsoon aside from its direct rainfall effects,” Bichara’s advisory read.

Because of this, the Albay Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Coucil, which Bihcara heafs, ordered the following for public safety:

1. No sailing to all types of seacrafts
2. Reiterating the previously issued advisory.

“The LDRRMCs are hereby directed to execute appropriate counter measures in their respective areas of jurisdiction effective this afternoon for disaster avoidance,” the advisory read.