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  • Typhoon Egay in the Philippine territory

    Seven areas are under tropical storm signal number two as typhoon Egay entered Cagayan region before noon Sunday. These seven areas are:

    Batanes,
    Cagayan including Calayan and Babuyan Islands,
    Apayao,
    Kalinga,
    Isabela,
    Ilocos Norte, and
    Abra

    Egay is expected to bring moderate to heavy rainfall. PAGASA stated that the storm may leave the country in Wednesday. Still, fishers are warned not to go to the sea for the meantime.

    More from: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story...unt-cagagangan

  • #2
    What was once a hot summer has turned into another heavy rainy season. The disasters here never ends. If it's not the record heatwaves, then its the rains and typhoons that get you. Being shacked up in the house is a normal occurrence. The heat gets to you and you are forced to use a lot of air conditioning. The electrical rates here are too high for the normal median. Then when it's not hot, it rains like hell. Then your stuck in the house because of all the flooding that occurs around the low lying areas. I'm just counting the days til Manila get flooded again. They really need to have better surveying before they start building anything.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by JoshPosh View Post
      What was once a hot summer has turned into another heavy rainy season. The disasters here never ends. If it's not the record heatwaves, then its the rains and typhoons that get you. Being shacked up in the house is a normal occurrence. The heat gets to you and you are forced to use a lot of air conditioning. The electrical rates here are too high for the normal median. Then when it's not hot, it rains like hell. Then your stuck in the house because of all the flooding that occurs around the low lying areas. I'm just counting the days til Manila get flooded again. They really need to have better surveying before they start building anything.
      Just taking a look at the forecast for Manila for the rest of the month courtesy of Weather Underground shows a number of thunderstorms are to be expected with plenty of rain.

      As I understand it, the rainy season generally lasts through to October. From now until then, how often do thunderstorms occur?

      Meanwhile, The Manila Sun Star reports that Tropical Storm Egay has left the Philippine area but another cyclone (Falcon) is expected today, the sixth tropical cyclone of the year.

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      • #4
        Typhoon Falcon already in the Philippine territory. From experience, this one is a worse than typhoon Egay as rain and winds are stronger. Classes from elementary to college are now suspended from where I live. There are floods in many area in Metro Manila already.

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        • #5
          The Philippine Star reports that 2 people have been killed and 2 others injured due to the monsoon rains that accompanied Typhoon Falcon. Meanwhile, 32 passengers were left stranded across the country due to the torrential rains and flooding. The monsoons are expected to continue through to the weekend.

          This article mentions that an orange rainfall warning has been issued in Batangas and Cavite. I do have a question that perhaps one of our members from the Philippines could answer, what is the difference between an orange warning and a yellow warning. How do they differ?

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          • #6
            it has a maximum sustained winds of 85 kilometers per hour and gustiness of up to 100 kilometers per hour.There haven't been any storm warning signals -- should also be ready against possible flash floods and landslides because it is only intensifying from here.

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            • #7
              This is PAGASA's color coding meanings:

              Yellow = awareness (7-15mm of rain, public asked to monitor the weather changes)
              Orange = preparedness (15-30mm of rain, public should be alert for possible evacuation)
              Red = emergency (more than 30mm of rain, evacuate)

              Source: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story...reen-to-orange
              Last edited by Briannagodess; 07-09-2015, 09:23 AM.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Briannagodess View Post
                This is PAGASA's color coding meanings:

                Yellow = awareness (7-15mm of rain, public asked to monitor the weather changes)
                Orange = preparedness (15-30mm of rain, public should be alert for possible evacuation)
                Red = emergency (more than 30mm of rain, evacuate)

                Source: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story...reen-to-orange
                Thank you for taking the time to share this. This is really helpful. Based on the information you shared, it appears that this system was first implemented in 2012. How often during the rainy season are orange and red emergencies issued? Is this something that you would experience on multiple occasions?

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                • #9
                  You are welcome! It actually depends on which place. Some places here are prone to heavy rains as they are where the eye of the typhoon is, like Palawan or Batanes, so in these places red and orange are mostly issued. In our place, it rarely happens that the eye of the typhoon is here so we mostly get yellow or sometimes orange.
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                  • #10
                    Typhoon Falcon will leave the PAR tomorrow morning going at a northeast direction at 620 km of Batanes. No signal warning is announced but fishermen are still warned not to venture to sea.

                    Source: http://cnnphilippines.com/news/2015/...by-friday.html

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                    • #11
                      It's now five straight days of rain in Central Luzon. It has stopped a few times, but for the most part it hasn't really given a chance for the sun to dry the streets a little. Brace yourself guys. This keeps up the rivers will overflow and manila will get flooded again. Get your provisions when weather permits and stay dry.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by JoshPosh View Post
                        It's now five straight days of rain in Central Luzon. It has stopped a few times, but for the most part it hasn't really given a chance for the sun to dry the streets a little. Brace yourself guys. This keeps up the rivers will overflow and manila will get flooded again. Get your provisions when weather permits and stay dry.
                        How far is Luzon from the Bulacan providence? I believe those living in the Bulacan province have also been hit quite hard. The death toll due to Typhoon Falcon has now increased to five with the latest death occurring in the Bulacan province after their house was washed out by flood waters.

                        The Philippine Star reports that more than 1,800 people have been forced to evacuate so far due to the bad weather.

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                        • Briannagodess
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                          I am actually from Meycauayan, Bulacan. The rain here has been on and off all day but mostly on with just a few minutes of rest of the rain. Up to now, it is raining. The one in the five people who died is also from Meycauayan. It is really dangerous as the rain is heavy with accompanying winds. Even at our place, the flood is knee deep. Just outside our gate, thank goodness the water did not go inside the house.
                          Last edited by Briannagodess; 07-10-2015, 10:33 AM.

                      • #13
                        Originally posted by dillinger10 View Post

                        How far is Luzon from the Bulacan providence? I believe those living in the Bulacan province have also been hit quite hard. The death toll due to Typhoon Falcon has now increased to five with the latest death occurring in the Bulacan province after their house was washed out by flood waters.

                        The Philippine Star reports that more than 1,800 people have been forced to evacuate so far due to the bad weather.

                        Bulacan is in central Luzon. In certain regions it does flood. I had a friend that was stuck in the province areas of Angat Bulcan and he could not get out of there because roads were blocked off by water and hazards.

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                        • #14
                          The reason why Bulacan gets flooded easily is because Angat Dam is located. Angat Dam supplies 97% of Metro Manila's water needs. Also, because of poor urban planning there is a lot of people living around the dam. And it's not just the typhoon we should watch out for. According to CNN Philippines once the big one (earthquake) happens. There's a big possibilty of parts of Metro Manila and Pampanga being wiped out if the dam wall break.

                          http://cnnphilippines.com/metro/2015...ley-fault.html

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                          • #15
                            That is actually true about the Angat Dam. This dam overflows when it rains hard and so they release some water which in turn floods most areas nearby. The big one is a scary reality that could happen. We should pray that this does not really happen but of course, we have to be prepared in case it does.

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