Weather Update: Chedeng is still a funny name for a storm that’s kind of intense
Chedeng is now a supertyphoon and we should take it seriously
(SPOT.ph) Packing maximum sustained winds of up to 215 kilometers per hour, Maysak is now classified as a supertyphoon according to the US Navy and Air Force’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center. Maysak/Chedeng may enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Wednesday night or Thursday morning, possibly making landfall on Friday or Saturday. Aurora, Cagayan, Isabela, Quezon, and Bicol may be affected.
Locally, Maysak is called Chedeng and PAGASA has yet to classify the weather disturbance as a supertyphoon. The Palace said that it is preparing for this typhoon and assured the public that there would be no replay of the #NasaanSiPNoy scenario, as the President is staying in Manila during Holy Week to inspect transport terminals.
Through Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda, the Palace also revealed that the vacation leave of 19,000 police personnel was cancelled in order to ensure the safety of the public and that the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council is "on top of the situation."
If you’re not familiar with the word, "chedeng" is a Pinoy slang term for a Mercedes Benz. The sound of it may be difficult to take seriously, but stay safe, Spotters!