TYPHOON PEPENG (PARMA)

ARE WE READY FOR TYPHOON PEPENG?
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We are still not fully revived on ONDOY, Now, lets brace ourselves into this early weekend’ PEPENG. CNN says that it is under Category 5, meaning this is a super typhoon.

Nathaniel Cruz, weather bureau chief of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said typhoon Pepeng (international name: Parma) may even intensify into a super typhoon.

The cyclone named Pepeng entered our area of responsibility at 2 p.m.,” Cruz said in an interview on dzRH radio.

If it does not change direction it is likely to hit the Northern Luzon-Taiwan area,” he said.

The weather bureau is still forecasting landfall to happen near the Aurora-Isabela area by Saturday noon.

Meanwhile, Catanduanes province has been placed under public storm warning signal number 2.

Public storm warning signal number 1 is still in effect over Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay, Quezon (including the Polilio Islands), and Aurora, with Sorsogon, Burias Island and Northern Samar joining the list.

PAGASA said residents in low-lying areas and near mountain slopes under Signal No. 2 and Signal No.1 are advised to take all the necessary precautionary measures against possible flashfloods and landslides.

He said that even if Pepeng would not make landfall, it would enhance the southwest monsoon and bring rains to parts of the country either on Friday or Saturday.

“By Friday afternoon it is expected to be 430 kms northeast of Borongan, Samar. By Saturday afternoon it is expected to be 290 kms north-northeast of Virac, Catanduanes or 330 kms east of Casiguran, Aurora, the advisory said.

“This disturbance is still too far to affect any part of the country within the next 24-36 hours,” it added.

Cruz said Pepeng may still intensify into a super typhoon, as it is expected to remain at sea for the next two to three days. “Puwede po, babantayan natin yan (It can intensify into a super typhoon. We are monitoring it),” he said.

(We must be ready for it even if it has not made landfall),” he said.

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