By Alon Calinao Dy: Typhoon Glenda reportedly hit the southeast of Legaspi City, Philippines, last July 15, 2014, and was moving fast to nearby towns and cities.
According to PAGASA Weather Bulletin, these are tropical cyclone affected areas:
Signal#3 (101 -185 kph) Catanduanes, Albay, Sorsogon, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Masbate, Quezon including Polilio Islands, Marinduque, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Northern Samar, northern part of Eastern Samar
Signal#2 (61-100 kph) Southern Aurora, Cavite, Bulacan, Pampanga, Bataan, Nueva Ecija, Pangasinan, Tarlac, Zambales, Lubang Island, Oriental Mindoro, Romblon, Biliran, rest of Samar, Eastern Samar, northern part of Leyte Province, and Metro ManilaSignal
#1 (30-60 kph) Northern Aurora, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, Benguet, La Union, Occidental Mindoro, rest of Leyte, Southern Leyte, Northern Cebu, including Cebu City and Camotes Islands.
Residents in low lying and mountainous areas under signal 3, 2 and 1 are alerted against possible flash floods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas under signal 3 and 2 are alerted against storm surges of up to 3 meters. Estimated rainfall amount is from 7.5-20 mm/hr (moderate-intense) within the 500 km diameter of the Typhoon.
Philippines, a strong nation in Asia, has many tropical cyclones each year. The strongest and most deadliest storm that ever recorded in the history of the Philippines was Typhoon Haiyan last year, locally known Yolanda.
I pray that it would be the last typhoon deaths. Let us pray for the safety of all Filipinos around the world and for those who are victims in storm surge.