Pagasa warns of super typhoon in Oct, other storms

>> Thursday, October 12, 2017

BAGUIO CITY -- The Cordillera Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council urged Cordillera residents to
prepare for another possible super typhoon-like Lawin in October.
PAGASA Baguio Weather Specialist engineer Danny Galati told a
CRDRRMC meeting the weather bureau is monitoring weather disturbance which could develop into another super typhoon which could hit the country particularly Cordillera and Northern Luzon.
Galati said a low pressure area along the Marianas Islands is likely to intensify into a Category 5 tropical cyclone equivalent to super typhoon which is possible to enter Philippine area early October. Based on the Tropical Cyclone Forecast of the Pagasa, at least twotropical cyclones are expected this October and four
more in November to December.
He added track of said weather disturbance is yet to be forecast given its distance from PAR but the weather bureau is alerting the public and local DRRMCs against possible heavy rains and strong winds.
“While it is still outside PAR, it has a higher chance that will
intensify and develop into a super typhoon. Although we cannot control the coming of cyclones in our country, at least we can mitigate its potential impact,” he said.
Galati said that the weather announcement is not to scare the public  but to let everybody including the different government agencies and local government units  prepare for worst case scenario.
Super Typhoon Lawin,  the third most intense tropical cyclone worldwide in 2016, left the Cordillera region
with 21 confirmed casualties with 16 dead; four injured and one missing and 119,134 families or 526,758 individuals affected.
 It also left more than P6 Billion in damages in

infrastructure and in agriculture. -- PIA CAR


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