Typhoon Glenda with international name Rammasun is making its exit on the Philippine Areas of Responsibilities. It was reported hours ago that there were 17 recorded casualties on its visit in the Philippines. The typhoon has increased its speed that made it move quick to get out of the PAR expected this Friday. The typhoon has affected a lot of provinces in the country including Metro Manila, Bulacan, Rizal, provinces of the Bicol Region, and many more.
Because of Glenda’s moving out of the country, there is only one warning signal that remained hoisted on different provinces like Laguna, Batangas, Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Bataan, Bulacan, Rizal, Cavite, Pangasinan and Metro Manila. The typhoon caused strong winds in the country and less rain but storm surges were experienced in different places.
The provinces of Cavite, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Albay, Gumaca and Muntinlupa are under a state of calamity because of the damages that typhoon Glenda has caused to them. A report shows that there were about 150,000 people from coastal areas were reported to evacuated in order to prevent the increase in casualties. Typhoon Glenda was predicted to enter the Philippine Areas of Responsibility a few days ago and the people have prepared a lot in order to avoid any harm. This typhoon is compared to typhoon Milenyo that visited Metro Manila last 2006 that caused a lot of buildings, infrastructures, crops and lives to perish.
While Typhoon Glenda is about to exit PAR, a new tropical cyclone is predicted to enter PAR before the end of this week.
References: ANC, ABC