06 Aug Mindanao to Experience More Downpours as Super Typhoon “Hanna” interacts with the Southwest Monsoon
Just yesterday, super typhoon “Hanna” (with the international name “Soudelor”) entered the Philippine territory which signaled the disaster risk-reduction groups in Cagayan de Oro and Misamis Oriental to raise alert levels.
Hanna is bringing maximum winds of 195 kph with gustiness of 235 kph 1,380 km east of the Calayaan group of islands in Cagayan Valley, North Luzon, heading towards Taiwan. Seemed far but could enhance the southwest monsoon in Mindanao.
Pagasa expects more downpours across Mindanao that could result in floodings and landslides as super typhoon “Hanna” interacts with the Southwest monsoon, said Pagasa weather specialist Luz Mercado warning people living in low-lying areas, near shores and rivers. She added that downpours were likely to take place during afternoons.
Meanwhile, the city hall has been on “blue alert” hours before Hanna entered Philippine territory which means CDRRMO workers are on standby-mode and to monitor the situation in shifts 24 hours a day, said City Disaster Risk-Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) officer Allan Porcadilla.
Super typhoon was too far from Mindanao but the CDRRMO would not take chances, Porcadilla noted.