Torrential rains brought by Tropical Storm “Dante” (international name CHOI-WAN) caused massing flooding in some parts of the Visayas region on Wednesday, June 2.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said in its 10 AM bulletin on Wednesday that Dante was over the northwestern coastal waters of Romblon.
According to the state weather bureau PAGASA, Dante continues to traverse over the northwestern coastal waters of Romblon, Romblon or 115 km Southeast of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, as of 10 AM today.
Dante has maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h near the center, gustiness, moving northwest at 25 km/h. Moreover, its gale-force winds extend outward up to 50 km from the center.
Previously, Dante made landfalls on two areas: Sulat, Eastern Samar at 8:30 PM on Tuesday, June 1; and Cataingan, Masbate at 1 AM on Wednesday, June 2.
With the tropical storm’s northwest movement, PAGASA raised the tropical cyclone wind signal on the following areas, including Metro Manila. Here is the complete list as of 11 AM on Wednesday:
Signal No. 2
Damaging gale-force winds prevailing or expected within 24 hours
- The northern and central portion of Oriental Mindoro (Roxas, Bongabong, San Teodoro, Puerto Galera, Baco, City of Calapan, Naujan, Victoria, Socorro, Pola, Pinamalayan, Gloria, Bansud)
- The northern and central portion of Occidental Mindoro (Sablayan, Santa Cruz, Paluan, Mamburao, Abra de Ilog, Lubang Islands)
- The southwestern portion of Bulacan (Calumpit, Bulacan, City of Malolos, Paombong, Hagonoy)
- The western portion of Pampanga (Masantol, Macabebe, Sasmuan, Lubao, Floridablanca, Porac, Guagua, Santa Rita, Angeles City, Mabalacat City, Minalin, Bacolor)
- The western portion of Tarlac (Bamban, Capas, San Jose, Mayantoc, Camiling, Santa Ignacia, San Clemente)
- The western portion of Pangasinan (Bolinao, Anda, Bani, Agno, Burgos, Infanta, Dasol, City of Alaminos, Mabini, Sual, Labrador, Bugallon, Aguilar, Mangatarem, Bayambang, Urbiztondo, Basista, Malasiqui, San Carlos City, Santa Barbara, Mangaldan, Dagupan City, Calasiao, Binmaley, Lingayen)
Signal No. 1
Strong winds prevailing or expected within 36 hours
- The northern portion of Palawan (Calamian Islands, Cuyo Islands)
- The rest of Oriental Mindoro, the rest of Occidental Mindoro, the western portion of Quezon (Lucena City, City of Tayabas, Pagbilao, Lucban, Sariaya, Candelaria, Dolores, Tiaong, San Antonio, Padre Burgos)
- The western and central portion of Laguna (Luisiana, Pagsanjan, Santa Cruz, Majayjay, Magdalena, Liliw, Nagcarlan, Pila, Victoria, Rizal, San Pablo City, Calauan, Bay, Alaminos, Los Baños, City of Calamba, Cabuyao City, City of Santa Rosa, City of Biñan, City of San Pedro)
- Metro Manila
- The rest of Bulacan
- The rest of Pampanga
- The rest of Tarlac
- The western portion of Nueva Ecija (Cabiao, San Antonio, City of Gapan, San Isidro, San Leonardo, Jaen, Zaragoza, Licab, Guimba, Cuyapo, Nampicuan, Talugtug, Quezon, Aliaga, Santa Rosa)
- The rest of Pangasinan, the southern portion of Benguet (Itogon, Tuba, Sablan, Baguio City, La Trinidad, Kapangan, Tublay)
- La Union
- The northern portion of Antique (Valderrama, Bugasong, Laua-An, Barbaza, Tibiao, Culasi, Sebaste, Pandan, Libertad, Caluya)
- The northwestern portion of Iloilo (Lambunao, Calinog, Bingawan)
See the photos below posted by netizens.
Heavy rains spawned by Tropical Storm #DantePH caused flooding in Barangay Malilico, Bangon, and Anahao in Romblon on Wednesday morning.— The Philippine Star (@PhilippineStar) June 2, 2021
Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 2 had been raised over the province as of 8:00 AM, according to PAGASA. (Photos courtesy of MDDRMO) pic.twitter.com/06c91P9fYx
#FloodPH situation in Combado, Maasin City in Southern Leyte due to heavy rains brought by #DantePH on Tuesday, June 1. As of 4:48pm, a resident said that the flood is starting to subside.— MovePH (@MovePH) June 1, 2021
Photos by Leslie Siega Mondala | via @patriciakahanap pic.twitter.com/dePmTYcxta