Though the Province of Palawan is not included in the list of areas likely to be affected by Typhoon Onyok. the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) has advised all their municipal network, Palawan Rescue 165 and local government units in southern Palawan to be prepared on the possible flooding as raining continues.
Some barangays in southern Palawan were already flooded because of heavy downpour since Wednesday. Barangays Ipilan and Barong Barong in Brooke’s Point have been experiencing flooding since Thursday.
There were passengers stranded in Brgy. Ipilan, Narra because of muddy road that is not passable. The road underwent immediate repair through the Provincial Engineering Office.
The fishermen are likewise advised not to go fishing because of the strong current. There is no advice however for residents in low-lying areas to evacuate for rise of water level.
The PDRRMO is calling all residents to cooperate with authorities to avoid any untoward incident.
According to the recent bulletin of PAGASA, December 18, 11:00AM, “Onyok” has accelerated as it moves closer to Surigao del Sur-Davao Oriental area.
Residents in low lying and mountainous areas of the provinces with Public Storm Warning Signals are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.
Sea travel is risky over the seaboards of Luzon and the eastern seaboard of Visayas due to big waves generated by the surge of the Northeast monsoon.
Location of eye or center at 10:00 AM today, was estimated at 265 km East Southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur or at 270 km East Northeast of Mati City, Davao Oriental (7.6°N, 128.6°E).