Typhoon 'Ramil' (Lupit) Treatens Central and Northern Luzon again
ARE WE READY NOW? Typhoon Ramil (Lupit) has started shifting its course... now heading north slowly, possible to turn West today as the treat to Northern Luzon returns...Officials told residents still reeling from mudslides that recently buried hundreds in the northern Philippine mountains to be ready to abandon their homes again.'Ramil' becomes the third typhoon in a month to hit the country.... Govt. vows to be ready this time!
Let's pray toqether... in the Word of God!
Typhoon “Ramil” (international codename: “Lupit”) has intensified further as it continues to move towards Northern and Central Luzon, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Saturday.
Earlier, PAGASA Deputy Director Nathaniel Cruz noted the possibility for the typhoon to be as strong as typhoon “Pepeng” and follow the similar track it took last week, directly hitting Isabela and Cagayan provinces before it takes an exit towards Taiwan area.
A lawmakers has called to the installation of early warning systems in dams all over the country to prevent the recurveness of disastrous floods that hit large areas of Northern and Central Luzon due to the release of dam waters at the height of storms 'Ondoy' (Ketsana) and 'Pepeng' (Pharma).
Tropical storm "Lupit" intensified as it continued to close in on Philippine territory Friday morning, state weather forecasters said.
Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) forecaster Leny Ruiz said the storm's present trajectory appears to be Northern Luzon again.
"Ang masama, ang trajectory niya is Northern Luzon (What is bad is that its trajectory appears to be Northern Luzon)" Ruiz said in an interview on dzBB radio, after reading Pagasa's 11 a.m. advisory on Lupit.
Northern Luzon is still reeling from the effects of typhoon "Pepeng" (Parma), which made landfall on the area thrice.
Citing Pagasa's 11 a.m. advisory, Ruiz said Lupit was 1,300 km east of Bicol as of 10 a.m., with maximum sustained winds of 75 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kph.
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