As we just have experienced a great flood last September 23, I couldn't help but have the fear for this super typhoon Yolanda. Our region is not the center of the typhoon this time but I worry just the same for the rest of my "kababayans" in Visayas and Mindanao regions. I knew how it is to be strongly affected by the typhoon and the discomfort that it brings to people.
According to the latest reports, typhoon Yolanda has already made a landfall in Eastern Samar early this morning and packs maximum sustained winds of 235 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 275 kph. Metro Manila was placed under storm signal no. 2 while 21 other areas, mostly in Visayas have been placed under storm signal no. 4.
From what I've been hearing from news updates on TV, Typhoon Yolanda might be one of the strongest storms in world history. The President last night made an appeal to the people particularly to those who are staying on the low lying areas to take some precautionary measures, moved to safer grounds and get things ready and prepared for any possible eventualities, as a result of this super typhoon. More importantly, we have to stay attuned to the latest developments about the typhoon which is normally being aired on television from time to time.
Be safe "kababayans". Let's hope and pray that noting serious will happen.