typhoon’juaning’

@SIMPLYD (90738)
Philippines
July 27, 2011 5:48am CST
Last July 26, it was announced that Typhoon Juaning will be arriving the next day. So, it did and it was typhoon signal no. 1. Yet, when you go outside, it was raining continuously and with strong winds . It was as if it’s signal no. 2. At 10am , when for the past hours the wind and rain is already ravaging the province, PAGASA announced that it’s Signal no. 2 already. Roads, became impassable and the city was flooded as well as the neighboring towns because of the rains that has continuously poured the night before. . Our governor was so angry because of the incorrect typhoon announcement of PAGASA. Preemptive evacuation failed to be done at the earliest causing many families to be stranded on their roofs. I pity those families who experienced this. In fact, one woman died because of hypothermia, because she was alone in their house while it was flooded. How I wish , Pnoy could give attention to giving the country a state of the art machines to correctly predict the coming typhoons.
6 responses
@ybong007 (6645)
• Philippines
28 Jul 11
It's really sad that people have to learn the hard way. PAGASA may predict the course of a typhoon but still it's just nothing but predictions. It's OK with the olden days before global warming because when PAGASA says there's a typhoon it's just heavy rains and gust of winds where people may lost their roofs or crops but their house would still remain standing, it's now different nowadays. A warmer earth means more water evaporation and as they say what comes up must come down, the heavier it flies the harder it falls. We just have to face the reality that global warning is here and there's nothing we can do but adapt to it. Although I believe that state of the art equipment can help prevent the loss of lives but that is not the solution to the problem. It should be a concerted effort to bring the earth's temperature down. Let's plant some trees. Simple isn't it? but the problem is we no longer have lands to plant trees on. It's either owned by your neighbor or SM so let's just pray na lang.
@ybong007 (6645)
• Philippines
28 Jul 11
I would really like to plant some trees but currently I'mm living in a jungle of blocks and pavements called metro manila . I can't even plant a flower without using flower bases since what you'll see is all pavement and cemented walkways. Perhaps when I move out to cavite. God willing...
@SIMPLYD (90738)
• Philippines
28 Jul 11
Well, Ybong, you can also contribute to lessening the flood in case of typhoons with torrential rains ; stop using plastics and throwing them anywhere. Don't you think so ?
@SIMPLYD (90738)
• Philippines
28 Jul 11
That's true ybong. The people should not rely on what the government can give them in times of typhoons, but do something about it. It's good that on some national holidays, some NGO would initiate the planting of trees. But can't we for ourselves plant one in our garden? AT least if every garden has a tree on it, it could help in preventing too much flood in our areas. How i wish everybody should give their contribution in regaining what has been lost.. .trees.
@brew2x (3094)
• Philippines
28 Jul 11
I've been wishing for so long about this too. The government should focus on providing better, newer and more accurate equipments to PAGASA. We encounter typhoons every year and the said equipments won't be wasted because it is essential for our country. Natural calamity is no joke and wrong information could cause dilemma to anybody.
@brew2x (3094)
• Philippines
29 Jul 11
Yes I do, PAGASA's weather forecasts rely heavily on their equipments. It is almost impossible to predict the weather based on hunches. I feel sorry for their people that are being laughed at and receiving lots of complaints. I hope our countrymen be more open minded and understand that PAGASA is not solely responsible for misinformation, the government has a bigger role on this.
@SIMPLYD (90738)
• Philippines
28 Jul 11
Pnoy has been said to have the 2012 Budget. I just hope that the allocation for weather forecasting equipments have been given a big chunk. PAGASA have been battered by complaints , but there has to be something material that should be done to help them improve their craft. Don't you think so?
@junrapmian (2170)
• Philippines
28 Jul 11
That's the problem with the weather equipments and machines that PAGASA is using. It can only forecast the weather signal but the rain signal. Let's face it there are typhoon with higher signal but lesser rains. What pisses people is that there were forecasts that says signal no. 1 and yet the rains that goes with it can drown the whole city down. Another problem is the drainage system, which is most of the time the cause of the floodings.
• Philippines
28 Jul 11
not the rain signal, I should say...
@SIMPLYD (90738)
• Philippines
28 Jul 11
I guess, the government should also acquire machines that could predict the amount of rain a typhoon can bring. It's a different situation if a typhoon has plenty of rains, because it can really flood the whole place in no time at all.
• United States
9 Aug 11
Wow, that must have been devastating, but I am definitely glad to hear you are okay. Unfortunately most of these storms can be unpredictable, the weather forecasts them a certain way and when they make land fall they can be a total surprise. That is why personally I always try to make the proper precautions, because I don't trust what the news tells me and/or what is forecasted.
@SIMPLYD (90738)
• Philippines
10 Aug 11
yes, we are okay now. But "juaning" really brought havoc to some rural places, because of the rains it had. And to think , it was only signal no. 2. only. I just hope with the other typhoons that will come in the future will not hit us badly again.
@Jelminrie (358)
• Philippines
28 Jul 11
Heheh, PNoy I think is busy digging someones dirt in the palace, rather than, minding present businesses, For me he should not give more time on looking for someone's flaws from the past because wether he liked it or not, all the billions can never be taken back,
@SIMPLYD (90738)
• Philippines
28 Jul 11
Well, i respect your opinion. But for me, it is just that those who did those malversations, misappropriation and plunder should be made to pay for what they did. These will deter officials now in the government from following what their predecessors have done. However, while doing these diggings, Pnoy should also expedite the ways on how floods could be prevented and related concerns.
• Philippines
27 Jul 11
oh well, there's nothing we could do on that. will just accept the fact that we are lack of equipment's here in the Philippines.
@SIMPLYD (90738)
• Philippines
28 Jul 11
Because we are always hit by typhoons , the government should allot a big budget to make our forecasting equipments state of the art. At least, we can always do some preemptive evacuation when it is forecast that the typhoon will really hit the place.