Typhoon Ruby "Hagupit" to Enter Philippines

By: Mikalalalo in News

Every year Philippines and other countries in Asia namely Cambodia, China, Korea, Hongkong-China, Japan, Laos, Macau-China, Malaysia, Micronesia, Thailand, and Vietnam—along with the US, work with five lists of contributed names for tropical cyclones. As for the Philippines, the names we've contributed to the list includes "Maliksi," "Danas," "Lupit," and "Talas."So far, we're using 'Hagupit'.


Hagupit is the international name of the typhoon that is expected to hit the country this weekend. The Philippines Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical services Administration (PAGASA) will call it Ruby once it enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).

Ruby is said to be a super typhoon churning across the pacific around 860km east of the island, packing winds of up to 195kph with gusts of up to 230kph, and it is expected to hit Philippines on Saturday.

The typhoon warning was announced earlier so people could ready themselves to avoid casualties as we could no longer afford to lose many lives. We have gone through a lot from Yolanda.

By Sunday, December 7, 2014 the typhoon is then expected to cross Visayas – Samar, Leyte, northern part of Cebu, northern part Panay, southern part of Bicol and if it moves forward, Ruby will hit Bicol, and Quezon province.

Citizens in Quezon province were doing extreme preparation for the upcoming typhoon. And for the other parts of the country, we should all activate our preparedness mechanism while we still have time.

Officials were afraid that Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) will be as strong as Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). It will be strong to cause storm surges, destroy agricultural farms and blow away house made of light materials.

"Ang bagyo ay malakas pero hindi kasing lakas ng Yolanda (The typhoon is strong but it won't be as strong as Yolanda," said National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) chief Alexander Pama. Yolanda had maximum winds of up to 220 km per hour.

Meanwhile, Residents of Tacloban city are given higher priority on how to keep the residents who are still living in the tents after the devastating Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) hit the place in 2013. Hopefully the authorities will give them what they need in order to survive.

Let us all pray for the safety of everyone, especially the residents living in the critical areas. Let us all prepare before the typhoon arrives to avoid damage.

Prayer: (Please share to start a prayer brigade . . .) Almighty and loving father, creator of the universe, we fervently ask your Divine and Infinite Mercy to take control of the typhoon. We put our trust in your power. We implore you to embrace us and our country. Calm the typhoon as you did with your disciples at the middle of the sea. In Jesus mighty name we pray. Amen.




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Posted by DiversityHuman.com on 06 Dec 2014

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