(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Thursday, 29 September 2022) At 3:00 AM today, the center of Tropical Storm "LUIS" {ROKE} was estimated based on all available data at 1,075 km East Northeast of Extreme Northern Luzon (23.9°N, 131.7°E) with maximum sustained winds of 75 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 90 km/h. It is moving North at 20 km/h. Meanwhile, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 335 km East of Guiuan, Eastern Samar (10.6°N, 128.8°E). Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to LPA. Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains Light to Moderate winds coming from East to Southeast will prevail with Slight to Moderate seas / (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Over 60% now fully vaccinated in Surigao Norte

BUTUAN CITY -- Over 60% of the target population for COVID-19 vaccination in the province of Surigao del Norte are now fully vaccinated, per the Department of Health (DOH)-Caraga’s report on March 13, 2022.

Of the 437,439 individuals included in the master list of citizens in the province eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccines, a total of 266,713 have completed their vaccination. This equates to 60.97% of the 80% target population in Surigao del Norte.

Among the provinces with the highest number of fully vaccinated population, the province ranked 4th, falling behind the provinces of Surigao del Sur (68.48%), Agusan del Norte (64.99%), and Agusan del Sur (64.34%). The Province of Dinagat Islands, having the lowest number of target individuals, came in last, recording 53.99% only.

Meanwhile, among the six cities in the region, Surigao City, the province’s capital, ranked 6th, recording 60.04% or 83,457 fully vaccinated residents out of the 138,997 individuals included in their vaccine master list. (DMNR/PIA-Surigao del Norte)