Ondoy Exits RP But Two New Threats Are Coming
Ondoy has gone but our misery may not be over yet.
We can probably expect at least a three day break from downpours.
But weathermen are closely watching not one but two baby storms east of the Philippines over tghe Pacific Ocean.
One’s a tropical depression that’s a candidate to become a typhoon given that’s its still over water.
Another is a low pressure area which can likely dissipate according to the weather bureau.
The tropical depression is over the Marianas islands while the LPA is over Guam.
Nathaniel Cruz of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Agency (PAGASA) weather branch:
There is the very big possibility the tropical depression could further intensify into a typhoon.
We will closely monitor this.
We should properly find comfort from Mr. Cruz’s statement.
But that’s hard to do given that the reports on storm Ondoy’s toll list 140 dead, 32 others still missing and the property damage at a whopping PhP 2.7-B.
Filipinos are burying their tend, tending to the sick, and repairing their homes.
But we just really can’t roll down our sleeves.