- A very intense typhoon will affect the locality.
strong winds of more than 185 kph may be expected in at least
- Coconut plantation may suffer extensive damage.
- Many large trees may be uprooted.
- Rice and corn plantation may suffer severe losses.
residential and institutional buildings of mixed construction may be
power distribution and communication services (including Internet)
may be severely disrupted.
the overall, damage to affected communities can be very heavy.
- The situation is potentially very destructive to the community.
- All travels and outdoor activities should be canceled.
to much safer shelters should have been completed since it may
be too late under this situation.
PSWS No. 4, the locality is very likely to be hit directly
by the "eye" of
the typhoon. As the "eye" of the typhoon approaches, the weather will
continuously worsen with the winds increasing to its strongest coming generally
from the north. Then a sudden improvement of the weather with light winds
(a lull) will be experienced. This means that the "eye" of the typhoon is over the
locality. This improved weather may last for one(1) to two(2) hours - depending
on the diameter of the "eye" and the speed of movement. As the "eye" moves
out of the locality, the worst weather experienced before the lull will suddenly
commence. This time the very strong winds will come generally from the south.
Disaster Coordinating Councils concerned and other disaster response
organizations are now fully responding to emergencies and in full readiness
to immediately response to possible calamity
Published: Monday, 23 Feb 1998