- President Rodrigo Duterte gave a warning of yet another tropical cyclone that is currently gaining strength in the Pacific Ocean
- This came after Rolly took the lives of 20 people when it hammered the country with gusts of wind that reached 310 kilometers per hour
- This second storm, Atsani, is now slowly forming and has sustained gusts of up to 80 kph
- The president said that the storm is expected to make landfall at the latter part of the week
President Rodrigo Duterte warned of another storm that is bound to make landfall in the country in the latter part of the week, as reported by ABS-CBN News.
During the televised cabinet meeting, the president said that Atsani is now slowly forming over the Pacific Ocean with a gustiness reaching 80 kph, according to Al Jazeera.
He emphasized though that Atsani may not be as powerful as Rolly it can still cause damage upon hitting the Philippines, as per Interaksyon.
The country is still reeling from the damage caused by Rolly, which according to the disaster agency of the country took the lives of 20 people in the provinces of Albay and Catanduanes.
Governor Joseph Cua of Catanduanes, during a news conference, revealed that more than 13,000 homes were engulfed when there was a storm surge of up to five meters. He said that although there is no more typhoon, they do not have sea and air transportation.
Typhoon Rolly was already categorized as a super typhoon. This was the announcement of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). After its fourth landfall in Batangas, it then moved towards the West Philippine Sea.
Typhoon Rolly was deemed as the strongest typhoon in 2020. Previously, what was deemed as the strongest typhoon that hit the country was Typhoon Yolanda. It had a wind strength of 215 kph and had a gustiness of 250 kph.
Typhoon Rolly has caused huge damage to the Philippines. Nevertheless, donations poured in for those who were affected.
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