- According to PAGASA, the rains brought by Ompong could be even worse than Ondoy
- Its storm surge could also surpass that of Yolanda
- Citizens were warned that the heavy rains could start tomorrow
Typhoon Ompong could bring worse rains than the tropical storm Ondoy back in 2009, according to PAGASA.
KAMI learned that PAGASA administrator Vicente Malano explained the potential severity of the strongest typhoon to hit the country this year.
“If there’s southwest monsoon plus the rains from the typhoon, we could experience the volume of rain brought by Ondoy or even surpass it,” Malano explained, according to The Philippine Star.
The weather bureau warned citizens that storm surges of up to 19.6 feet is possible due to the strength of the typhoon.
This means that Ompong’s storm surge could even be worse than that of Yolanda, which devastated the Philippines in 2013 and caused the deaths of around 6,000 people.
Starting tomorrow, heavy rain is expected in many parts of Luzon.
“Ompong’s winds could uproot many trees and topple electric posts. We urge the public to evacuate to safer grounds and to coordinate with their local government officials,” PAGASA’s Rene Paciente advised.
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