The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has ordered the cancellation of trips between Negros Occidental and Tabuelan in Cebu due to severe tropical storm Odette.
The PCG ordered the cancellation of trips after the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA) has placed some areas in Cebu and Mactan island under signal number 1, including Camotes and Bantayan islands.
According to the PCG advisory, the following trips are cancelled for passengers’ safety: Iloilo to Cebu and Estancia to Tabuelan via Sagay City.
All fishing banca and vesssels are also advised not to venture the sea.
In its 5AM advisory, PAG-ASA said strong winds (strong breeze to near gale) with higher gusts will be experienced within any of the areas where TCWS #1 is currently in effect during the passage of the severe tropical storm. This may generally bring up to very light damage to structures and vegetation.
Between today through tomorrow early morning light to moderate with at times heavy rains are possible over Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, and Dinagat Islands due to the trough and the outermost rain bands of Odette.
Tomorrow early morning through Friday early morning, heavy to intense with at times torrential rains over Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte, the northern portion of Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Norte, the northern portion of Agusan del Sur, Camiguin, Misamis Oriental, Southern Leyte, Bohol, Negros Oriental, and Cebu.