Thousands Stranded As Typhoon Noul, Mt Bulusan Volcano Threatens Philippines


http://earthchangesmedia.com/thousands-stranded-as-typhoon-noul-mt-bulusan-volcano-threatens-philippines
The Philippines is preparing to evacuate residents along its northeastern coast as a typhoon approaches, as well as those near a rumbling volcano that has been spewing steam and ash over a central province.

Typhoon Noul was about 480 km northeast of the town of Borongan in Eastern Samar…

The Philippines is preparing to evacuate residents along its northeastern coast as a typhoon approaches, as well as those near a rumbling volcano that has been spewing steam and ash over a central province.

storm noel path

Typhoon Noul was about 480 km northeast of the town of Borongan in Eastern Samar province, with wind gusts of up to 185 km per hour, and is expected to make landfall as a category four storm this weekend.

Thousands of passengers have already been stranded in seaports along the central and eastern Philippines after authorities stopped vessels from sailing because of rough seas.

The typhoon, the fourth to hit the Southeast Asian country this year, was expected to bring heavy to intense rainfall when it makes landfall in the northeast, the weather bureau said. It was then expected to weaken as it swung northeast towards the Japanese island of Okinawa by Tuesday.

Officials warned that heavy rain from the typhoon could cause “lahar”, or flows of mud and debris, around Mount Bulusan, a volcano that has been spewing ash this week.

“There could be lahar flow, mudslides, that could sweep away houses in the area if there is heavy rain … that is the danger,” Esperanza Cayanan, division head at the weather bureau, told a briefing at the national disaster agency.

Fritzie Michelena, a disaster official in Irosin in central Sorsogon province where the volcano Mount Bulusan is located, said the municipality was getting ready to evacuate residents.

“We will do pre-emptive evacuations because it might be difficult to get people out if we do it later,” she said in an interview with the ANC news network.

Officials have designated schools and gymnasiums as possible shelters.

Typhoon Noul was also expected to trigger landslides and flash floods, with government officials alerting regional offices along the storm’s projected path by text, email and phone calls.

Richard Gordon, chairman of Philippine Red Cross, said responders had learned a lot from Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the central Philippines in 2013, leaving more than 8000 people dead or injured and about a million homeless.

“We have learned to prepare better, pre-positioning relief goods and emergency equipment to respond faster,” he said.

An average of 20 typhoons cross the Philippines annually.

Related posts:

Advertisements

About Earth Changes Media w/ Mitch Battros

Mitch Battros is a scientific journalist who is highly respected in both the scientific and spiritual communities due to his unique ability to bridge the gap between modern science and ancient text. Founded in 1995 – Earth Changes TV was born with Battros as its creator and chief editor for his syndicated television show. In 2003, he switched to a weekly radio show as Earth Changes Media. ECM quickly found its way in becoming a top source for news and discoveries in the scientific fields of astrophysics, space weather, earth science, and ancient text. Seeing the need to venture beyond the Sun-Earth connection, in 2016 Battros advanced his studies which incorporates our galaxy Milky Way - and its seemingly rhythmic cycles directly connected to our Solar System, Sun, and Earth driven by the source of charged particles such as galactic cosmic rays, gamma rays, and solar rays. Now, "Science Of Cycles" is the vehicle which brings the latest cutting-edge discoveries confirming his published Equation.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.