Friday, November 23, 2007

back-to-back typhoons - Bracing for the worst!

Typhoon “Lando” (international codename Hagibis), on the other hand, has maintained its strength as it continued to move away from the country.

As of 10 a.m. yesterday, Lando was spotted at 180 kms west-southwest of Pagasa Island, packing winds of 105 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 135 kph. It was forecast to move west-northwest at 11 kph.
Tropical storm “Mina” (international codename Mitag) has intensified into a typhoon as it moves closer to the country threatening massive floods and landslides, state weather forecasters said yesterday.

Chief weather forecaster Nathaniel Cruz of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Mina is likely to gain more strength threatening the coastal areas of eastern Luzon.
With Mina fast approaching, the government has ordered the evacuation of thousands of people in the Bicol region which is expected to bear the brunt of the storm.
Laguna (our province) has been declared signal #1 as of 5AM today, Nov 23, 2007.