Falcon Tropical Storm in the Philippines

We are having a storm in the Philippines – the Falcon Storm (Bagyong Falcon).

Tropical Storm “FALCON” has maintained its strength as it continues to move North Northwestward.

If I am correctly informed, the Falcon Storm / Bagyong Falcon is a signal number one storm.

For days it has been raining non-stop, or is it just me because whenever I look outside there’s the rain. Based on my observation the rainfall just changes in intensity, but never stops.

The Falcon Storm reminds me so much of Bagyong Ondoy (Typhoon Ketsana) because of the nonstop rainfall and many flooded streets / roads.

Let us pray that Falcon Storm leaves soon so we would not experience again what happened when there was Ondoy. Many homes were flooded, and there was power outage for several days. It was nightmare.

According to PAGASA (Issued At: 5:00 p.m., 24 June 2011):

At 4:00 p.m. today, Tropical Storm “FALCON” was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 320 km East Northeast of Basco, Batanes (22.2°N, 124.9°E) with maximum sustained winds of 85 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 100 kph. It is forecast to move North Northwest at 22 kph.

Location of Center:
(as of 4:00 p.m.)
320 km East Northeast of Basco, Batanes
Coordinates: 22.2°N, 124.9°E
Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 85 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 100 kph
Movement: North Northwest at 22 kph
Forecast Positions/Outlook: Saturday afternoon:
710 km North Northeast of Basco, Batanes

Residents in low lying and mountainous areas under signal # 1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.

TS “FALCON” will continue to enhance the Southwest Monsoon and will bring rains over Luzon and Western Visayas.

Monsoon surge is expected to affect the seaboards Luzon and Western Visayas.

The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 11 p.m. today and the hourly updates.

Bagyong Falcon – PAGASA Track as of 2 p.m., 24 June 2011

Bagyong Falcon – Satellite Picture at 5 p.m., 24 June 2011

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