TYPHOON PEPENG (PARMA) MOVING TOWARDS N. LUZON
Now that 'Pepeng' is in the country, What will happened to us? one of my 'Kabayan' told me this morning during our breakfast... I told him to stay calm and pray, that the Philippines would be spared again from another natural disaster...
Five days ago, typhoon 'Ondoy' (internationally: Ketsana) took hundreds of lives and obliterated thousands of crops critical to the Philippine economy. Thousands of residents have been displaced from their homes. 'Ondoy' was the worst storm the country hsa ever experienced in 100 years of history. Ondoy dumped 410 millimeters of rainwaters in Metro Manila during a nine-hour period, that until now some of the area is still in floodwaters...
MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon "Pepeng" (international name: Parma) has gained strength as it continues to move towards the general direction of Northern Luzon, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Wednesday.
In its 11 p.m. weather bulletin, PAGASA said Pepeng was seen 750 kilometers east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar, and was packing maximum sustained winds of 135 kilometers per hour near the center and gusts of up to 160 kph.
The typhoon is forecast to move west northwestward at 26 kph.
No public storm warning signal has been raised since the weather disturbance is still too far to affect any part of the country within the next 24 hours, PAGASA said.