“Hagupit” may hit ‘Yolanda-devastated’ areas

By , on December 3, 2014


The devastation left by super typhoon 'Haiyan.' Richard Whitcombe / Shutterstock
The devastation left by super typhoon ‘Haiyan.’ Richard Whitcombe / Shutterstock

The weather bureau warned yesterday that Typhoon “Hagupit” may make landfall in the areas devastated by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” last year.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said in a news conference that the

In a news conference, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) projected that the typhoon would make landfall in Eastern Visayas on Sunday.

Once it enters the Philippine territory, the typhoon will be named “Ruby” and is expected to be further intensified with sustained winds of up to 175 kilometers per hour.

Intense rains and whipping up waves to up to four-meter storm surge is also expected.

According to a senior weather forecaster in Pagasa, winds howling at 175 kph may be capable of destroying structures made of light materials and toppling trees, electric pots and even cell site steel towers.