Malacanang asks the public to brace for typhoon ‘Henry’

By on July 20, 2014


Typhoon 'Henry' satellite image courtesy of PAGASA
Typhoon ‘Henry’ satellite image courtesy of PAGASA

MANILA — Typhoon “Henry” will hit the Visayas region with a projected entry through Guiuan, Eastern Samar, a Palace official said on Sunday.

In a press briefing over radio station dzRB Radyo ng Bayan, Presidential Communication Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) warned that the typhoon will be 370 kilometers from Eastern Samar by Sunday night.

“Ang bagyong ‘Henry’ ay nagtataglay ng hangin na aabot sa 120 kilometro bawat oras malapit sa gitna at pagbugso na 150 kilometro bawat oras,” said Coloma.

Heavy rain is expected with thunderstorms in Eastern Samar, island of Siargao and Surigao del Norte due to typhoon Henry.

Coloma also said that the typhoon may cause flash floods and landslides and warned fishermen to refrain from heading to sea, particularly in the eastern part of the country.

“Ipinaaalala rin sa mga mangingisda na huwag nang maglayag mula sa mga silangang baybayin patungong karagatan ng Bicol, Visayas, at Mindanao,” said Coloma.