PAGASA is now monitoring an incoming typhoon with international name of Hagupit as it may land where Supertyphoon Yolanda did more than a year ago. The typhoon which will be named Ruby once it enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility is expected to make its landfall on December 7, 2014 in Easter Visayas.
As Ruby makes landfall, it is suspected to have gained winds of up to 175 km per hour. It will give intense rainfall and may create a storm surge of four meters. Last year ‘storm surge’ was still unknown to many, but after Yolanda, Filipinos now know its devastating effects.
According to Inquirer, it will take a wind speed of 220km per hour for a typhoon to be considered as supertyphoon, however the expected wind of Ruby at 175 km per hour is still strong enough to take away roofs of houses and make posts and trees fall.
Read Related Updates about Typhoon Ruby Below;
- The Reason Why Typhoon Ruby named 'Hagupit' Internationally
- Update Dec 4: News about Typhoon Ruby Storm Signal on Affected Areas
- Update Dec 5: Super Typhoon Ruby December 5 News Updates
- Update Dec 6: Storm Signal on Affected Areas Updates
- Update Dec 7: Storm Signals and Location as of December 7, 2014 Updates
- Storm Surge Advisory Related to Typhoon Ruby Released by Project NOAH
- Nee Help? See Complete Philippines Emergency Hotlines Directory here
- Updated List of Classes Suspended on Dec 4-10, 2014 due to Typhoon Ruby
PAGASA is still monitoring typhoon Hagupit and will have more specific information by Friday. However, Filipinos are encouraged to be ready for the effects of the typhoon if it hits the lands of the Philippines.