Thread: Philippines Mobilizes Armed Forces for Second Storm in a Week

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
  1. #1 Philippines Mobilizes Armed Forces for Second Storm in a Week 
    Philippines Mobilizes Armed Forces for Second Storm in a Week
    Share | Email | Print | A A A

    By Aaron Sheldrick and Francisco Alcuaz Jr.

    Oct. 1 (Bloomberg) -- The Philippines mobilized its armed forces as Supertyphoon Parma headed for the country, threatening more heavy rains a week after Tropical Storm Ketsana devastated parts of Manila in Luzon and left 277 people dead.

    The Navy has assembled a task force in northern Luzon, where Philippine forecasters expect Parma to make landfall on Oct. 3, spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Edgard Arevalo said in a phone interview. The Air Force will send trucks and rubber boats to facilitate evacuations when local officials request them, Air Force spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Gerardo Zamudio said.

    Parma’s winds increased to 241 kilometers (150 miles) per hour today, according to the U.S. Navy Joint Typhoon Warning Center, making it a Category 4 storm, the second-strongest on the Saffir-Simpson scale. It’s forecast to get stronger before making landfall, according to the center.

    The government “should prepare for the worst,” said Jose Bersales, emergency affairs director of World Vision Philippines, which is providing food and aid to 20,000 survivors of Ketsana.

    The Philippines weather agency, which refers to Parma as Pepeng, raised its No. 1 storm signal for areas of southeastern Luzon today, meaning winds of between 30 and 60 kph are expected. A gale warning was issued for islands to the southeast of Luzon.

    Parma was 516 kilometers east of the city of Tacloban at 2 p.m. local time, the U.S. center said. Tacloban is 575 kilometers southeast of Manila. Parma’s winds were gusting to 296 kph and waves near the eye are as high as 9 meters (29 feet), according to the U.S. center.
    Bloomberg
    Reply With Quote  
     

  2. #2  
    eeeevil Sith Admin SarasotaRepub's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Sarasota,FL
    Posts
    41,904
    They are saying this storm may stall just offshore. The steering
    currents are next to nill. :( This could be really,really bad...
    May the FORCE be with you!
    Reply With Quote  
     

  3. #3  
    eeeevil Sith Admin SarasotaRepub's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Sarasota,FL
    Posts
    41,904
    May the FORCE be with you!
    Reply With Quote  
     

  4. #4  
    Senior Member stsinner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    3,525
    A devastating storm in the Philippines?? Good Lord!! That could cause tens of dollars in damage!
    Obama-if you're being run out of town, get out in front and pretend that it's a parade!!!
    Reply With Quote  
     

  5. #5  
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Thailand/Arizona
    Posts
    766
    On a personal note, it is projected to hit Taiwan on Monday. I am scheduled to fly through Taiwan on Monday.

    I is changing my trip. No way I want to check the box "fly through super typhoon" :D
    Reply With Quote  
     

  6. #6  
    eeeevil Sith Admin SarasotaRepub's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Sarasota,FL
    Posts
    41,904
    Here's the current and only Super-Typhoon out there...


    May the FORCE be with you!
    Reply With Quote  
     

  7. #7  
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    8,123
    Holy crap! That is one hell of a storm.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  8. #8  
    eeeevil Sith Admin SarasotaRepub's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Sarasota,FL
    Posts
    41,904
    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    Holy crap! That is one hell of a storm.

    Indeed! It's got a "Stadium Eye" now. Very impressive. Unless of course
    the Eye passes over ya. :eek:
    May the FORCE be with you!
    Reply With Quote  
     

  9. #9  
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Thailand/Arizona
    Posts
    766
    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    Here's the current and only Super-Typhoon out there...
    Yes. Parma WAS a Super Typhoon. It was reduced in intensity brushing the Philippines. Melor looks headed for Japan.

    On a personal note, I rescheduled my trip to avoid Taiwan today and it looks like I could have made it no problem. Sometimes knowledge is not helpful.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  10. #10  
    eeeevil Sith Admin SarasotaRepub's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Sarasota,FL
    Posts
    41,904
    Quote Originally Posted by expat-pattaya View Post
    Yes. Parma WAS a Super Typhoon. It was reduced in intensity brushing the Philippines. Melor looks headed for Japan.

    On a personal note, I rescheduled my trip to avoid Taiwan today and it looks like I could have made it no problem. Sometimes knowledge is not helpful.

    LOL!! Better safe than Typhooned. :D
    May the FORCE be with you!
    Reply With Quote  
     

Bookmarks
Bookmarks
Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •