Tropical Storm Agaton Kills 34 in Mindanao, Moving Southwest

Tropical storm Agaton– which is not likely to become Tropical Cyclone Agaton–is moving southwest on Friday around noon after killing at least 34 people. 

The storm was located 150 kilometers away from Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, the weather agency PAGASA said in a noon alert. It has maximum winds of 55 kilometers per hour at the moment. 

The storm was bringing light to moderate rains to portions of Surigao del Norte, Agusan del Norte,Agusan del Sur, Davao Oriental, Bukidnon, Camiguin, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Misamis Oriental and nearby areas. The rain could go on for the next two hours.

Previously, the storm brought rain to Mindanao, which triggered landslides and other hazards and killed at least 34 people, reported ABS-CBN, citing the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.

Surigao del Norte, including Siargao Islands, Surigao del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Davao Oriental, and Compostela Valley has been placed under signal no. 1 for the next approximately day-and-a-half.

But the storm is supposed to weaken.

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