Published on : Tuesday, September 7, 2021
The Philippines is preparing to face tropical storm Conson following a warning from the the state weather service. As per warning, the storm is likely to strong winds and heavy rains in the central region and parts of the southern tip of the Bicol peninsula.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said that the storm was reportedly spotted 95 km east of Guiuan town in the Eastern Samar province at 4PM on Monday, evening.
The bureau said the storm was blowing westward or northwestward 20 km per hour, packing winds of 75 km per hour and gusts of up to 90 km per hour. The organization has already raised warning signals in several areas on the path of the storm. The bureau warned that the tropical storm might bring “moderate to heavy at times intense rains” and strong winds in the provinces of Northern Samar, Eastern Samar in the central Philippines, and Sorsogon in the Bicol region in the next 24 hours.
It also warned that isolated to scattered flash flooding and rain-induced landslides were possible, especially in areas that were highly or very highly susceptible to these hazards. All mariners of small sea crafts have been advised to take precautionary measures when venturing out to sea. Inexperienced mariners have also been asked to avoid navigating amid the weather warnings. The bureau said the storm will track the northwestward parallel to the country’s east coast until it makes landfall over the northern-central Luzon area by Thursday morning.
The Philippines is located in the Pacific Ring of Fire and is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. The country faces active volcanoes, frequent earthquakes, and an average of 20 typhoons a year, causing floods and landslides. The region is always battered by typhoons and tropical storms that often claim lives and costs billions of dollars in damages.