NOT DEPARTURE. Passengers are stranded after their ships failed to sail at Pier 1 in Cebu City amid the storm of Typhoon Dante on Tuesday June 1, 2021. Jhomer Eclarino, weather specialist at the Pagasa-Mactan station, said that all sea voyages in areas under storm signal No. 1 will be automatically suspended. From 5 p.m. on Tuesday, the Pagasa Meteorological Office had North and Central Cebu under the tropical cyclone warning signal No. 1 posed. (Amper Campaña)

The CEBU province was set to “blue alert” status on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 when the Pagasa weather bureau put the central and northern parts of the island and other parts of the Visayas under signal no.1 because of the tropical storm. Dante.Personal work in local civil protection and management offices in Aloguinsan, Balamban, Bogo City, Borbon, Carcar City, Carmen, Catmon, all cities of the Camotes archipelago, Cebu City, Compostela, Cordova, Consolacion, Cebu City, Daanbantayan, Danao City , Lapu-Lapu City, Liloan, Madridejos, Mandaue City, Medellin, Minglanilla, City of Naga, Pinamungajan, San Fernando, San Remigio, San Francisco, Sta. Fe, Sogod, Tabogon, Tabuelan, Talisay City, Toledo City, Tuburan, and the cities of Bantayan Island were ready to respond to any unpleasant incident.

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On Tuesday morning, scattered rain showers with moderate winds were felt in some parts of southern Cebu. Neil Sanchez, head of the province’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Bureau, urged local government units (LGUs) to remain vigilant and continue to monitor flood-prone areas and landslides. He also called on LGUs to conduct forced evacuations in areas where there is a high risk of landslides and floods. “Hopefully nothing bad will happen because of the rains, but we’re still focusing on avoiding accidents as far as possible. “Said Sanchez in a mixture of Cebuano and English. A total of 166 passengers were stranded in ports in central Cebu, while 97 others were stranded in northern Cebu after several boat trips were canceled due to Tropical Storm Dante Alvin Dagalea, acting commander of the coast guard in central Cebu, said 30 rolling cargoes in central -Cebu and 101 others in North Cebu are also not lowered to sail. A total of 17 other ships and 17 motor bancas sought shelter, he said. Jhomer Eclarino, weather specialist at the Pagasa-Mactan station, said the signal warning could be lifted in Cebu on Wednesday critically this through tomorrow (Wednesday). Rainfall can be moderate to heavy, and flash floods and landslides are possible in vulnerable areas. We will also have moderate to rough sea conditions with a wave height of 1.2 to 3.0 meters, ”he said in a mixture of Cebuano and English. All sea voyages will automatically be temporarily suspended in areas under Signal # 1, he said the country is still in a transition phase from the hot to the rainy season, and the hot season has not officially ended. “We are still monitoring them continuously. Although we can already see that the wind already contains the southwest component, this is one of the criteria for explaining the rainy season, ”said Eclarino. Bulletin Tuesday said Dante weakened slightly as he moved further north and northwest closer to eastern Samar. At 4 p.m., the center of Dante was 85 kilometers east, northeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar. It had maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour. In Mandaue City, Buddy Ybañez, head of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO), said she and the command center were monitoring the waters in the city, particularly the Butuanon Ybañez River, saying the flow of the river is fast and there are none Signs of a rise in the water level. However, he said they were still on high alert. If the Butuanon River water levels rise, Ybañez said, they would trigger the early warning system to inform residents who live along the river bank that they can evacuate and go to evacuation centers and wait for residents to be forcibly evacuated there they do not have enough manpower. It can also endanger the lives of residents and emergency services. He said the command center also monitored roads for traffic accidents. In the town of Lapu-Lapu, officials have not suspended voyages from Angasil port in Barangay Mactan to Olango Island until Tuesday night. Nagiel Bañacia, the head of CDRRMO, said it was not necessary during the day because the weather was still favorable. He said the city had prepared food packages that could be given to stranded passengers. Bañacia said the arrival of Tropical Storm Dante will also give them some opportunity to showcase the training of their 20 new responders currently deployed in Olango Island. The 20 new responders completed their two-week training last week. (PSP, KFD, ANV, GCM / JKV)

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