Public warned to brace for tropical storm Nando – Palace

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MANILA, 25Aug2013 (PNA) – Another tropical depression has developed — reason Metro Manila and other neighboring provinces are experiencing rain showers and thunderstorms yet again, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration as relayed by Malacañang.

Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte told the public over dzRB Radyo ng Bayan to take extra precaution as tropical depression Nando has arrived, only days after its predecessor Maring caused massive floods in the metropolis and in several nearby towns.

The Palace official, therefore, advised the public to keep monitoring alerts from DOST-PAGASA and to always be prepared in case this tropical depression brings more rains.

“Galing lang po sa PAGASA, ang umaaligid-aligid po na low pressure area ay isa nang tropical depression at ang pangalan nito ay ‘Nando’. Nakikiusap lang po tayo sa lahat na antabayan ang sitwasyon ng pag-ulan dala nitong tropical depression na ito,” Valte said.

PAGASA released its first thunderstorm advisory earlier at 2:15 p.m. affecting portions of Metro Manila (Quezon City, Marikina), portions of Rizal, Bulacan, Zambales and nearby areas within two hours.“All are advised to take precautionary measures against heavy rains, strong winds, lightning and possible flashfloods,” the weather bureau said.(PNA)

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