Another Superstorm set to make landfall in the Philippines less than a year after the devastation wrought by Sendong.

Typhoon Bopha, Stronger than Sendong, is Bearing Down on the Philippines

Less than a year since Bagyong Sendong, international name Typhoon Washi, devastated the southern area of the Philippines, another even stronger superstorm is expected to make landfall. The already battered region is bracing for impact from Typhoon Bopha, locally known as Bagyong Pablo, on Tuesday, December 4th.

With wind gusts as strong as 210 kph (130 mph), Bopha is expected to make landfall Tuesday morning on Mindanao's northeast coast, according to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

The looming threat to Mindanao comes just weeks ahead of the first anniversary of the arrival over the island of Tropical Storm Washi, whose heavy rains set off flash floods in the middle of the night that swept away entire villages.

More than 1,200 people died and hundreds of thousands were left homeless, prompting a humanitarian crisis.

Original Article: Typhoon Bopha heading for southern Philippines 

Basic Information

Name: Pablo

International Name: Bopha

Date: 2012 December 03 08:00 PM

Coordinates: 7.4N 128.9E

Wind Speed: 185 kph

Wind Gust: 259 kph

Movement: WNW @ 30kph



Public Storm Warning Signal #3

Winds of 120-270kph

No classes in All Levels

  • Surigao del Norte
  • Siargao
  • Surigao del Sur
  • Dinagat Province
  • Agusan del Norte
  • Agusan del Sur
  • Misamis Oriental
  • Camiguin
  • Bukidnon
  • Davao Oriental
  • Compostela Valley
  • Davao del Norte

Public Storm Warning Signal #2

Winds of 60-119kph

No classes in Pre-school, Elementary and High School

  • Southern Leyte
  • Bohol
  • Southern Cebu
  • Negros Oriental
  • Siquijor
  • Misamis Occidental
  • Lanao del Norte
  • Lanao del Sur
  • North Cotabato
  • Davao del Sur
  • Zamboanga del Norte

Public Storm Warning Signal #1

Winds of <60kph

No classes in Pre-school

  • Northern Palawan
  • Calamian Grp. Of Islands
  • Cuyo Island
  • Eastern Samar
  • Western Samar
  • Leyte
  • Biliran
  • Aklan
  • Capiz
  • Antique
  • Iloilo
  • Guimaras
  • Negros Occidental
  • Rest of Cebu
  • Camotes Island
  • Zamboanga del Sur
  • Maguindanao
  • Sultan Kudarat
  • Sarangani
  • South Cotabato

All residents of the affected areas are urged to take every possible precaution, and heed any evacuation orders.

Stay strong, and be safe…


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