Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Typhoon Yolanda

Typhoon Yolanda with international name Haiyan is expected to make landfall in the Philippines by Friday morning.  However rains and winds would be felt as early as Thursday evening.

According to weather bureau PAGASA, Cagayan de Oro City and neighboring areas will be affected but not within the path of the typhoon.  However this does not mean that Cagayan de Oro is safe.  Yolanda will bring intense rains and winds within Misamis Oriental including Cagayan de Oro.  Some say we might experience signal no. 3, the highest signal ever experienced in this region.  The highest storm signal number is 4.

Preparations are now ongoing.  People are now being evacuated.  If you have not yet done some preparations, do so now.

I am expecting power outages by Friday and Saturday.  So do not be surprised if I have not posted anything for the next few days.

Be safe guys!



easycoupler said...

Cool air in Mindano always prevent typhoons from hitting this very southern island. Any cyclones like hurricanes and typhoons seek warm/hot climate.

However it was not the case with Sendong (2010) and Pablo(2012). We barely got enough rains to offset warm dry air from looming, so that rain could gather warm water through evaporation.

DiscreetBai said...

Mindanao is now being hit by typhoons. We should start adapting to this new reality. We should no longer build homes near creeks or river banks, make roofs more sturdy and prepare everytime the northeast monsoon comes.