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Friday, October 2, 2009

Update on Pepeng a.k.a Parma


While I was reading the updates of Pepeng via Yahoo News, my initial reaction was "OH NO, NOT AGAIN!" Most of our affected brethren in the Northern part were not able to recover yet from the tragedy brought by Ondoy...
Here is the excerpt of the news:
Signal No. 1 hoisted over 6 provinces

"Latest DOST-PAGASA MTSAT-EIR Satellite Image (timestamp on image is UTC; add 8 hours to convert to Philippine Standard Time)

MANILA - Weather bureau PAGASA on Thursday said typhoon Pepeng (international codename Parma) is forecast to bring more rains and very strong winds in Northern Luzon including Metro Manila once it makes landfall Saturday afternoon.

In a press conference Thursday afternoon, PAGASA said Pepeng has intensified further, now packing winds of 195 kilometers per hour near the center, and gusts of up to 230 kph.

As of 5 p.m., PAGASA weather branch chief Nathaniel Cruz said the typhoon was sighted 440 km east of Catarman, Northern Samar and is moving 24 kilometers per hour in the general direction of Northern Luzon and the Taiwan area..."




We cannot say that their predictions are accurate or not, let's just hope and pray hard that the intervening power of God will prevail... God moves in a very mysterious way...