Cebu City to force evac people residing in high-risk areas

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THE Cebu City Government is set to implement a forced evacuation for residents living in high-risk areas if the tropical depression hits Central Visayas in the middle of this week.

According to the state weather bureau, Odette is the name of the tropical depression when it enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). The typhoon is expected to enter the PAR on Tuesday, Dec. 14.

The low pressure area outside PAR has developed into a Tropical Depression (TD) on Sunday, Dec. 12.

Based on the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) Tropical Cyclone Advisory No. 1 issued at 11 a.m. Sunday, the center of the tropical depression was located at 2.095 kilometers east of Mindanao.

Due to favorable environmental conditions, the tropical cyclone will likely continue to intensify and may reach the typhoon category with a maximum sustained wind of 120 kilometers per hour.

According to the forecast of Pagasa, by the evening of Dec. 15 or the morning of Dec. 16, the tropical cyclone will begin to move westward and may make landfall over the Eastern Visayas-Caraga area.

The highest possible wind signal that may be hoisted for this tropical cyclone is Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 4.

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