The Philippines is again heading for a new challenge in terms of disaster preparedness as Typhoon Luis entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility this Sunday. The authorities and various communities are both preparing for the sudden onset of flash floods, storm surges and even those dreaded landslides most specially in key regions and provinces which are to be devastatingly banged and hurled by Typhoon Luis’ havoc until it finally leaves the country any time this week. According to PAGASA, it has a maximum and sustained winds of 160 kilometers per hour. Moreover, it is forecasted to head towards the northeastern section of the Philippines, particularly, the main island of Luzon.

Typhoon Luis has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility this Sunday morning.

Typhoon Luis has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility this Sunday morning.

Along this juncture, there are at least three towns which have been subjected to a pre-emptive evacuation procedure alongside with the so-called vulnerable areas. This was the latest statement of National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. Most importantly, its head in the person of Alexander Pama has issued a warning which said.

I am calling on our countrymen… take proper precautions for your situation and listen to the warnings of your village leaders. Do not wait for the storm to hit you.

Furthermore, he also warned that there might be some storm surges which had previously caused a huge death toll of around 8,000 people. In retrospect, even those families in various evacuation centers got drowned when Typhoon Yolanda’s havoc had turned the Visayas Region in a ghost province. In other developments, Signal No.3 is hoisted over the northern parts of the Philippine archipelago. Meanwhile, as far as its northwestern direction is concerned, it is moving at 20 kilometers per hour. Tomorrow, Typhoon Luis is said to intensify in Luzon. Just the same, preparedness is the ultimate key towards human safety and survival above anything else.

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