Typhoon DODONG, with the international name NOUL, is the 4th typhoon to date that is hitting the country and specifically bashing the northern part of the Philippines — North Eastern Cagayan, Batanes, Babuyan, and Calayan Group of Islands and even strengthening to signal number 4.
Even though I and my family is here in Mindanao, it is still worrisome to think the possible outcome — the damages this typhoon could result in some areas of the country. I just hope that this would not result to a serious one and that our fellowmen could overcome this inevitable event.
After typhoon Pablo has hit the country so badly that it even caused a large damage not just on our living but to many Filipinos in Mindanao, specificially in Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte and Davao Oriental, Agusan del Sur and Surigao provinces, there’s another tropical depression which is expected to show up today, December 25, 2012, Christmas Day 2012 in the country.
Tropical depression QUINTA is located centrally at 400 km East of Surigao City which produces maximum winds of 55 kph. It is also moving towards west at 19 kph. Quinta is also expected to make rainfall in Dinagat Island this coming Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 in the morning. And in Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, this will produce rains over East of Cuyo Island and on the following day, it will move to Northwest of Puerto Princesa in Palawan.
Tropical depression QUINTA
These information provided above are based on the 4:00 AM, December 25, 2012 forecast of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
So Filipinos, let us make ourselves ready for this new typhoon coming. And always pray also for the Lord God to safe guard us from this natural test.
Just recently, the country was badly affected by the typhoon “Gener“. There were also reported cases of deaths in Metro Manila and other negative impacts brought by Gener.
Flooding in Metro Manila brought by Typhoon “Gener”
And telling you guys, this is my very first time to experience stormy days in my entire life. Things like those what I used to just see in television are now for real like those swinging of leaves of trees, real flooded areas, no electricity and a lot more. Even the patio water fountains of our neighbors were full of rain water.
Should I say, this is really a strange thing for me — almost but not all are my first time ever experiences.
The good news about the most recent storm hitting the country, Butchoy, that it has changed its direction and that, the storm signals are lowering in the country really made my morning worry-free. It is the fact that I have received a message from friends online that even those motorcycle drivers in Motorcycle Jeans are having hard time passing by on the main highway because of the heavy rain plus blowing winds.
Butchoy (image source and credits)
In some other areas in Visayas, the storm is expected, if gotten worse, to cause landslide and flooding which would surely cause more problems and headache to many Filipinos.
But at least for now, the storm is slowly changing its direction.
Christmas in the Philippines is almost always rainy — a wet season. In fact, there’s a lot of areas in the countries that are flooding now because of continuous rain. This is somehow the same and equivalent to the snowing in other countries.
However, if in other countries battery-heated clothing are in-demand like the CozyWinters.com heated vest to help overcome the cold weather, here in the country, what many are using are just simple long-sleeved jackets or sweat shirts. Pajamas or jogging pants are the usual pairs of these suits.
Can you imagine how Filipinos celebrate the cold rainy Christmas 2011?