It was only a year ago when Supertyphoon “Yolanda”, with the international name of “Haiyan”, devastated the region of Eastern Visayas. Now, an incoming typhoon may make its landfall in the region again, warned the weather bureau on Tuesday. #WalangPasok
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) stated in a news conference that the said typhoon would make landfall in Eastern Visayas on Sunday.
The cyclone will be named “Ruby” once it enters the Philippine area of responsibility with the international name “Hagupit,” Filipino for lash.
However, a typhoon shall only be considered a supertyphoon when it reaches 220 kph of sustained winds.
According to senior weather forecaster for PAGASA Rene Paciente, despite not yet being a supertyphoon, winds howling at 175 kph are more than enough to blow away roofs, toppling trees, electric posts and even cell site steel towers, and destroying houses and other structures made of light materials.
Director of Project NOAH, Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards, Mahar Lagmay said that they will be issuing storm surge warnings with a clearer forecast by Friday or 48 hours before the estimated time of landfall.
Lagmay also added that they would be able to show not only the height of the waves but also how far inland the flooding would reach.
The typhoon would cover Southern Luzon, the Visayas and northern Mindanao with a 600-km radius, according to PAGASA.
Paciente also stated that the typhoon’s effect would begin to be felt on Friday, the time by which PAGASA will be able to get a better forecast of its strength and track.
It is definitely possible that the Eastern Visayas, the region most devastated November last year by the strongest recorded typhoon in history to ever make landfall, would once again bear another typhoon’s fury.
Paciente added that there is also a possibility of the typhoon heading northward towards Japan. He said that there is another possibility of the typhoon making landfall in Bicol or in north-eastern Mindanao.
Class suspensions – Hagupit/ RubyPH Hourly Update
- – Cavite Province (Dec. 8 to 9, 2014)
- – Quezon Province (Dec. 8, 2014)
- – Rizal Province (Dec. 8, 2014)
- – Oriental Mindoro (Dec. 8, 2014)
- – Camarines Sur (Dec. 8, 2014)
- – Camarines Norte (Dec. 8, 2014)
- – Cebu Province (Dec. 8, 2014)*
- – Talisay City (Dec. 8, 2014)
- – Lapu-lapu City (Dec. 8, 2014)
- – Mandaue City (Dec. 8, 2014)
- – Carcar City (Dec. 8, 2014)
- – Bohol Province (Dec. 8, 2014)
- – Paranaque City (Dec. 8, 2014)
- – Pasay City (Dec. 8, 2014)
- – Navotas City (Dec. 8, 2014)
- – Valenzuela City (Dec. 8, 2014)
- – Pasig City (Dec. 8, 2014)
- – Muntinlupa City (Dec. 8, 2014)
- – Pateros (Dec. 8, 2014)
- – Quezon City (Dec. 8, 2014)
- – Makati City (Dec. 8, 2014)
- – Marikina City (Dec. 8, 2014)
- – Mandaluyong City (Dec. 8, 2014)
- – San Juan City (Dec. 8, 2014)
- – Las Pinas City (Dec. 8, 2014)
- – Malabon City (Dec. 8, 2014)
*Cebu City will have to make its own declaration since it is a lone district.
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- – Palawan, Palawan (Dec. 8, 2014)
- – Northern Palawan (Dec. 8 to 9, 2014)
- – Dumaguete City (Dec. 8, 2014)
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