PAGASA tells Pinoys to brace for super typhoon "Yolanda"

We better start preparing now. reports that "public storm warning signal number 4 could be raised in areas in the Visayas because of the threat posed by a powerful tropical cyclone brewing near the Philippines, weather forecasters from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) warned on Tuesday, November 5.

According to the report, the cyclone Haiyan, which will be called "Yolanda" once it enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility, has "maximum sustained winds could exceed 185 kilometers per hour (kph) before it makes landfall in the Visayas." If the storm turns out to be as strong as it is forecast to be, "it will only be the 15th time that a signal number 4 is declared in the country since 1991."

State weather forecasters said that although the storm's impact is expected to primarily be concentrated in the Visayas region, it can also affect Metro Manila through torrential rains. The cyclone's effects are expected to be felt by Thursday night (November 7).


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