(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 29 May 2024) At 3:00 AM today, the center of the eye of Typhoon "AGHON" {EWINIAR} was estimated based on all available data at 850 km East Northeast of Extreme Northern Luzon (23.1°N, 129.7°E) with maximum sustained winds of 130 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 160 km/h. It is moving Northeastward at 20 km/h. Southwesterly Windflow affecting the western section of the country. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to moderate winds coming from South to Southwest will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Agusan River dredging to possibly push through

BUTUAN CITY, May 4 (PIA) - The much talked-about plans of performing a dredging activity in the Agusan River, after its initial arrangements were put off due to some circumstances that needed consideration, may possibly push through after all as members of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau arrived here to conduct necessary preparations for the said dredging.
The information was personally disclosed by city Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr. in his speech during the groundbreaking and capsule laying ceremony for the construction of two multi-purpose halls in Brgy. Mahay, April 28.
The group, an affiliate of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, is now on its second phase of scooping to prepare the Agusan River for huge projects including the possibility of dredging or the process, as in the case of the Agusan River, of scooping out mud to deepen the river and prevent its waters from overflowing during rainy days.
The whole concept of dredging began when Mayor Amante, Vice Mayor Angelo S. Calo and Cong. Lawrence Lemuel H. Fortun explored possible solutions to the long-existing problem of flooding in Butuan. (LGU-Butuan City/PIA-Agusan del Norte)