Gov't already preparing for another typhoon before New Year's Eve

Gov't already preparing for another typhoon before New Year's Eve

- The Philippine disaster risk agency is bracing for another cyclone before January

- A weather disturbance is expected to enter the Philippines and affect Northern Mindanao

- The region was just recently devastated by Typhoon Vinta

It might be a stormy end of the year for Mindanaoans. A weather disturbance is being monitored outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility.

But experts say it will most likely enter the country around December 30 and 31. If ever, the storm will be called Wilma.

In a report by GMA News Online, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said it is now getting ready in case Wilma indeed becomes a real threat to the country.

"Walang exact o latest na forecast pero may initial models na tinitignan at pinag-aaralan at maaaring tamaan ang Northern Mindanao muli," said NDRRMC spokesperson Romina Marasigan on Thursday, December 28.

Earlier in December, Mindanao was hit by Tropical Storm Vinta and displaced 118,596 families.

It left 164 dead and 176 missing.

Large areas of the region were submerged in floods.

The Philippines faces 18 to 20 typhoons every year.

KAMI hopes the weather disturbance will not progress into a storm and that the country will have good weather for the new year.

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