Friday, October 9, 2009

Overstaying Typhoon Pepeng Brings Disaster, Humanitarian Crisis to Northern and Central Luzon, October 9 - 10, 2009

9 - 10 October 2009

Pepeng has long ago ceased  to be the super typhoon that it once was but just when many people in Northern Luzon and Central Luzon thought the worst was over came disaster from the strong rains it brought worsened by the release of water in several dams in the area. 

Worse hit in terms of flooding is the province of Pangasinan where 30 out of 48 towns are under water.

But in terms of human lives lost, the areas hardest hit are Baguio, Benguet and La Union. 

The devastation is such that it takes a considerable amount of effort simply to keep track of what's happening where.  

This is the satellite image of Pepeng as of 9:00 am, October 10, 2009.

As of 4:00 am, October 10, 2009, tropical depression Pepeng was located 240 kms west southwest of  Vigan City moving West at 13kph in the direction of Vietnam.  

Severe Weather Bulletin Number THIRTY-NINE
Issued at 5:00 a.m., Saturday, 10 October 2009
Tropical Depression "PEPENG" continues to move away from the country.
Location of Center:
(as of 4:00 a.m.)
240 kms West Southwest of Vigan City
Coordinates:17.2°N, 118.1°E
Strength:Maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near center
Movement:Forecast to move West at 13 kph
Forecast Positions/Outlook:Sunday morning:
510 kms West of Vigan City, Ilocos Sur

We join the nation in praying for and in contributing to the relief effort for our countrymen who suffered and are still suffering because of typhoon Pepeng and storm Ondoy.  


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