Typhoons: With Glenda out,Henry is expected to enter Philippine area of responsibility (PAR)

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For safety and survival, it's well for people in affected areas to heed weather forecasts. Stubborn, unreasonable and disobedient? I hope you aren't. If you are, then have faith in statistics that state stubborn individuals are the first to fall victims of natural calamities. like typhoons, storms, tornadoes, floods, etc.

Entry and exit points of Typhoon Glenda

Typhoon Glenda (Rammasun) with gusts of up to 160 kph (99 mph) and sustained winds of 130 kph (81 mph) near its centre, hit land over Rapu-Rapu island in the eastern province of Sorsogon, the weather bureau said. It exited at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 17, from Bataan-Zambales towards the West Philippine Sea.
Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Calabarzon and the provinces of Mindoro, Palawan, La Union, Benguet and Pangasinan will continue to experience occasional rains due to the enhanced effects of the southwest monsoon.
CREDIT:Typhoon Glenda intensifies as it approaches Legazpi City (themanilajourno.wordpress.com)

Another bad weather is coming

But the country is again bracing for another bad weather. As of 4:00 pm on Thursday, PAGASA said that the new low pressure area earlier spotted near Mindanao had intensified into a tropical depression. It is still outside the PAR at 990 km east of Northern Mindanao. It's packing maximum winds of 45 kph
The weather disturbance is expected to enter PAR within 24 hours. Once it enters PAR, it will be called "Henry."
PAGASA is expecting two scenarios. The first, that it will make landfall, and the second, with a bigger probability that it will only stay close to Luzon but won't hit land.
Project NOAH Executive Director Dr. Mahar Lagmay says Filipinos should prepare for the incoming LPA the way they prepared for 'Glenda'
Glenda hit Philippines because there was high pressure area somewhere in Japan, and it was preventing Glenda from going up. Glenda stayed down, that's why it traversed the Philippines. Now there's none that other scenario of this tropical depression 'Henry' going up will probably be higher," Lagmay says.
That means this new LPA could follow the track of 'Florita' which didn't make landfall.
CREDIT: Firemen remove the branches from a fallen tree which fell on two cars at the onslaught of Typhoon Rammasun (Glenda) which battered Makati (accuweather.com )

Glenda damages; action of government agencies

Damages left by Glenda:

  • NDRRMC: 38 dead, 10 injured, 8 missing due to 'Glenda'
  • NDRRMC chief Undersecretary Alexander Pama says most of the fatalities were in Region 4-A, or the CALABARZON area, which recorded 22 deaths.
  • More than 26,000 homes were damaged.
  • Albay, Camarines Sur, and Naga City are still under a state of calamity.
  • Damage to agriculture is pegged at P668M as plantations of rice, corn, and high-
  • value crops were damaged.

NDRRMC: LGUs performed credibly well; public took warnings seriously, compared to previous disasters, said Pama
Meralco targets full power restoration by Friday, 10 p.m. At present, 1.8M Meralco customers are still without electricity.
The Energy Department explains customers can expect 3-hour rotating outages until this afternoon. That's because several power plants were downed by Typhoon Glenda namely Iligan, Santa Rita, Pagbilao, Quezon, and Calaca, which account for 55% of supply needed. Iligan will fire up at 4:00 p.m. today, Energy Sec. Jericho Petilla says.
DOE: Main transmission lines in Quezon, Bicol area to be energized from July 19 to 22. About 10 to 15% of those areas in Bicol, Quezon will most likely have power, according to Petilla.
DSWD: Nearly 100,000 families staying in evacuation centers, with most located in the Bicol Region about 77,000 and in NCR. DSWD has prepositioned 144,000 food packs in affected areas, said Soliman.
MMDA collects at least 100 truckloads of debris.
MMDA chairman Francis Tolentino is leading clearing operations along Philcoa-Commonwealth in Quezon City, San Juan and Quezon Avenue
Tolentino instructed his men that recovered felled trees are for DENR or TESDA for their possible use and to extend possible help or effort to save trees that are still alive.
To Roxas Blvd., he sent sandbags to alleviate possible storm surge, but he noted strong winds there, which according to him accounted for the fall of a billboard near the Asian hospital, Tolentino said.
CREDIT: At least 21 areas in Southern Luzon, Bicol and Eastern Visayas are at risk of storm surges due to Typhoon Glenda (Rammasun), state-run Project NOAH said Tuesday: Catbalogan, 2.51 to 3.00 meters; Gandara, 2.51 to 3.00 meters; Sta. Margarita, 2.51 to 3.00 meters; Tarangnan, 2.51 to 3.00 meters; Calbiga, 2.01 to 2.50 meters; Motiong, 2.01 to 2.50 meters; Paranas, 2.01 to 2.50 meters; Pinabacdao, 2.01 to 2.50 meters; Villareal, 2.01 to 2.50 meters; Zumarraga, 2.01 to 2.50 meters; Magallanes, 2.01 to 2.50 meters; Guinayangan, 2.51 to 3.00 meters; Atimonan, 2.01 to 2.50 meters; Buenavista, 2.01 to 2.50 meters; Calauag, 2.01 to 2.50 meters; Gumaca, 2.01 to 2.50 meters; Narciso, 2.01 to 2.50 meters; Plaridel, 2.01 to 2.50 meters; Quezon, 2.01 to 2.50 meters; Ragay, 3.01 to 3.50 meters; Del Gallego, 2.51 to 3.00 meters/ (pinoybrunei.com).

DepEd, Pres. Aquino monitors

DepEd: 115 school divisions in 12 regions affected by Glenda
Initial reports disclosed all divisions in the National Capital Region, Region 3, and 4-A were affected, along with a majority of school divisions in Regions 1 and 4-B and 5, and a few others from CARAGA and Regions 2, 6, 7 and 8.
Education Secretary Armin Luistro said Makeshift classrooms have been put up while damaged classrooms are being repaired. Damage was not as bad compared to Typhoon Yolanda’s ruins, he said.
NDRRMC: Aquino actively monitoring disaster response
Pama said President Aquino has been active behind the scenes, monitoring and giving instruction not only to the NDRRMC, but also to the line agencies, most Cabinet Secretaries who are members of the Council to include the Executive Secretaries, have been here a number of times even before typhoon started.
CREDIT: President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday backed out from attending an event at the World Trade Center to monitor instead the situation as typhoon “Glenda” (Rammasun) pummels Luzon (newsinfo.inquirer.net/Photo catbalogan.gov.ph )

Ref.: https://anc.yahoo.com/news/pagasa---glenda--out-of-par--but-new-lpa-threatens-ph-013255027.html

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author avatar C.D. Moore
21st Jul 2014 (#)

Informative article, n.c.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
22nd Jul 2014 (#)

Philippines, including capital city Manila, has to face many killer typhoons every year. As you say some still take risks with their lives - siva

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author avatar n.c.radomes
22nd Jul 2014 (#)

MARK, thanks for your very important help.
CD MOORE, thanks for commenting.
SIVA, we're helping them do the right thing. Thanks for your comment.

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
13th Aug 2014 (#)

Good on you for striving to keep people informed. It makes me feel safe(r) to live in a landlocked US state, even if there's other things I would change.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
9th Sep 2014 (#)

Interesting and informative posts mate, cheers!

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author avatar n.c.radomes
15th Sep 2014 (#)

PHYL and FERN: thanks for your visit and for posting appropriate comments.

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