Sunday, November 24, 2013

TC 1324

Yolanda headlines still linger as Visayas continues to suffer the damages brought by the cyclone. The province of Bohol, even if not directly hit by it, is still suffering as power outage continues, but good the good thing is, it will be off my task list, as I have finished my report for TC 1324.

"Typhoon Yolanda with an international name "Haiyan",  is the strongest tropical cyclone in the world for the year 2013. While still in the Pacific Ocean, on November 3, it developed into a tropical depression, it then intensified and became a tropical storm on Nov. 4, and the day after, it further intensified and became a typhoon. Due to its strength and rapid intensification, most National Weather agencies and media around the globe monitored the system and  most of them came up with more or less the same forecast, that it will cross central Philippines. Even before it entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), information about the system have already been broadcasted and disseminated through different media (televisions, radio stations, website, SMS) including warnings of the hazards like storm surge, heavy rains, strong winds, flooding and landslides. Due to the expected severity of the system, the day before  it made landfall, President Benigno S. Aquino III delivered a statement emphasizing that Yolanda would bring very real danger. Everyone was prepared, but still, thousands of lives were not spared."

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