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Samuel to make 3rd landfall in northern Palawan

MANILA – (UPDATE) Tropical depression Samuel is expected to hit land for the third time after 2 landfalls in Visayas, the state weather bureau said Wednesday.

In its 11 p.m. bulletin, PAGASA said Samuel may touch land again in Northern Palawan early Thursday morning.

It first made landfall in Borongan, Eastern Samar, and again in Iloilo on Wednesday.

The tropical depression is located 140 kilometers west southwest of Cuyo, Palawan or 140 km east northeast of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.

PAGASA said Samuel maintained maximum sustained winds of up to 45 kilometers per hour (kph) and gusts of up to 60 kph. It has slowed down, moving west at a speed of 25 kph.

Palawan, including Calamian and Cuyo Groups of Islands, remains to be under tropical cyclone warning signal no. 1.

PAGASA warned residents of the above-mentioned areas against flooding and landslides.

Samuel, the 19th tropical cyclone to hit the country, is expected to exit the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) between Thursday night and Friday morning.

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