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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.

Typhoon 'Ruby' with International name of 'Hagupit' News Updates
The Director of Project Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH), Mahar Lagmay assured the Filipinos that a clearer forecast of storm surge will be reported to the citizens concerning the height of the storm surge and how far it could reach inland.
Typhoon 'Ruby' with International name 'Hagupit'  possible affected places in Philippines
PAGASA reported that Ruby will have the radius of 600 km and may cover northern Mindanao, Visayas, and southern Luzon. The senior weather forecaster of PAGASA, Rene Paciente, shared that there is still a possibility that Hagupit will stir towards Japan and not make landfall towards eastern Visayas, but it may also still just quite a bit and hit Bohol instead.

Read Related Updates about Typhoon Ruby Below;

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.


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