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Storm Agaton

Discussion in 'News and Weather' started by Dutchie, Apr 10, 2022.

  1. Dutchie

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    There is something very severe brewing for parts of the country.
    This storm isn't classified as a typhoon, and probably won't become one either, which means that the warnings (for western Samar, Central and northern Leyte, Northern Cebu and all smaller islands in that general area) are only like alert level 1 and 2 because those alert levels are purely based on wind strength.
    However, this storm will be hardly moving over the next three days or so, and will bring unprecedented quantities of rain (if the forecasts hold true).
    For the northern tip of Cebu the 3 day forecast is for almost 1 meter of rain, but even the less extreme parts of the area in this forecast would get up to 50 cm of rain.

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    If you have any friends/family in this area you may want to warn them for the possibility of flooding like they've never seen before.
    As an indicator for how severe this situation is, average rainfall for Cebu for the wettest month of the year is around 200 mm. That means that the area under this forecast will get up to 5 times the monthly precipitation in 3 days.
    I can't believe the lack of adequate warnings from Pagasa.
    Their latest warning regarding rain/floods only says:

    Heavy Rainfall • Today: Moderate to heavy with at times intense rains over Masbate, Sorsogon, Eastern Visayas, Cebu, Bohol, and Dinagat Islands. Light to moderate with at times heavy rains over Albay, Catanduanes, Romblon, Surigao del Norte, and the rest of Visayas. • Tomorrow: Moderate to heavy with at times intense rains over Sorsogon, Masbate, Eastern Visayas, the northern portion of Negros Occidental, the northern portion of Negros Oriental, the northeastern portion of Iloilo, the northeastern portion of Capiz, Cebu, and Bohol. Light to moderate with at times heavy rains over Romblon and the rest of Visayas. • Under these conditions and considering significant antecedent rainfall, scattered to widespread flooding (including flooding) and rain-induced landslides are expected especially in areas that are highly or very highly susceptible to these hazard as identified in hazard maps.

    I'm thinking hardly anyone is going to be as alarmed as they should be.
     
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    There have already been landslides in Bukidnon where friends live, a passenger ship sunk in Cebu City port, a cargo vessel capsized off Ormoc in Leyte and a death in Davao. The country never has respite.
     
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