Warnings up for Philippines as Parma ...

Warnings up for Philippines as Parma powers up to a super typhoon

There are 58 comments on the EurekAlert! story from Oct 1, 2009, titled Warnings up for Philippines as Parma powers up to a super typhoon. In it, EurekAlert! reports that:

NASA's Aqua satellite data created this microwave image of Parma on Sept. 30 at 12:59 p.m. EDT .

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D Truth

Philippines

#1 Oct 1, 2009
Looking down the barrel of a big one. Bahala na! As for me, I filled the tank, bought extra batteries, checked the generator, stocked some canned goods, cleaned the coolers and bought two cases of San Mig Lite. Now that is preparation!!
Frodo

Honolulu, HI

#2 Oct 1, 2009
D Truth, where are you in the Philippines? Gawd, why this gotta happen now when our trip to Cebu is just under 2 weeks away.

Since: Apr 09

Makati, Philippines

#4 Oct 1, 2009
D Truth,

Im all ready here stocked up on everything. This Typhoon is worse tan Katrina, winds to 200mph. Trying to get a track. The latest said it was 620 miles east southeast of Manila moving west northwest. Now that is the reciprocal which says its heading towards Manila.

Overlay weather on google earth and its a monster.
D Truth

Philippines

#5 Oct 1, 2009
Frodo, I am in north central Luzon and it looks like we may be in for a rough ride. Basically untouched with the last one. Cebu will still be there, don't worry.
D Truth

Philippines

#6 Oct 1, 2009
Don, I was on duty during Hugo and that was a night I will never forget. This one indeed does look bad. Still hearing how bad Cosme was last year. Eh, that was a mild category 1. This one may decrease in strength a little over land but it still may be a strong 3 when it reaches the west side of Luzon. Charlotte had significant damage following Hugo. 175 miles inland so that one did not weaken much. We will just hold on and hope our house can take a pounding.....
steve

United States

#7 Oct 1, 2009
You guys need to get out of there. if you are in the path you may not survive this. Imagine 130 mile per hour wind hitting the house. will it take it? not likely. No house can take that. if you are in the zone get out now. Good luck. hope you aren't keeping a family in line with this.
D Truth

Philippines

#9 Oct 1, 2009
Steve, getting out of here is much easier than done. The island of Luzon is approximately the size of Kentucky with a population of forty seven million plus and with fewer miles of good highways than Kentucky. Think my house can stand sustained of 75 to 85 and some gusts to perhaps 110. Beyond that, just have to wait and see and as they say "Hang on to your hat!!"

Since: Apr 09

Makati, Philippines

#10 Oct 1, 2009
Steve,

Cant leave like D Truth said. its not good to leave your house alone. Repairs can be done, quick fixes while the storm is here that can save all our valuables.
RDT

Rosedale, MD

#11 Oct 1, 2009
Don the American wrote:
Steve,
Cant leave like D Truth said. its not good to leave your house alone. Repairs can be done, quick fixes while the storm is here that can save all our valuables.
Interesting remark. What could be more valuable then your life?

Best of luck, gentlemen.

Since: Apr 09

Makati, Philippines

#12 Oct 1, 2009
RDT,

No place to run to. The typhoon can change course and run over the place you ran to. I know some in Isabella run to San Fernando, guess what, now its going to run over San Fernando.

In Okinawa a super typhoon came straight at us, got 100 miles from us, stopped and backed up went back out to sea.
Vic_Danish_Pilot

Muntinlupa, Philippines

#13 Oct 2, 2009
I arrived here Saturday to MNL in the middle of typhoon, the trip from the airport took me 6 hours and only came to Malate and had to stay overnight there. The next day I could get to my destination: Rockwell / Makati.
Much fear the next SUPER-typhoon which will hit Manila in the morning.
This is somewhat unusually for a Dane.
Can only hope for the best !!!
timemaster

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

#14 Oct 2, 2009
better yet board it up with wood then leave your house bring your valuables to a safe place , appliances to the second floor if you have one. practically leave nothing in the ground floor. stock up on biscuits, batteries , emergency light. drive to the western side of luzon where the damage would be lesser. goodluck guys! hope that everyone will be spared.

Since: Sep 09

Makati City

#15 Oct 2, 2009
Vic_Danish_Pilot wrote:
I arrived here Saturday to MNL in the middle of typhoon, the trip from the airport took me 6 hours and only came to Malate and had to stay overnight there. The next day I could get to my destination: Rockwell / Makati.
Much fear the next SUPER-typhoon which will hit Manila in the morning.
This is somewhat unusually for a Dane.
Can only hope for the best !!!
Hi Vic. Welcome to the philippines again.
Unfortunately, weather is crazy here. Be safe and stay in your hotel during the weekends.

Since: Sep 09

Makati City

#16 Oct 2, 2009
Please god. I pray that the typhoon will reduce its strength once it reach land. There are still a lot of people displace by the previous typhoon. Many are tired, worn out and cold last time. Many lost their property and some love ones. Enough devastation has been incurred. Take care everyone. Be safe. Pray and be prepared. God bless us all.
D Truth

Philippines

#17 Oct 2, 2009
The wind is picking up slightly but I expect it will become rather rough as the night goes on and into the morning. Hopefully everyone has prepared as best as they can. A storm this strong can be very dangerous.
Vic_Danish_Pilot

Muntinlupa, Philippines

#18 Oct 2, 2009
Eva_makati wrote:
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Hi Vic. Welcome to the philippines again.
Unfortunately, weather is crazy here. Be safe and stay in your hotel during the weekends.
Thanks for your care,sit on my hotel and fear the worst. It's Friday at 07:05 pm. Unfortunately my wife in Bicol for a burial ........ uuhuuuu so I'm all alone.

But thanks anyway Eva, so u r in Makati too?

Since: Apr 09

Makati, Philippines

#19 Oct 2, 2009
D Truth,

Read my current post on the peso rate fiasco.

Since: Sep 09

Makati City

#20 Oct 2, 2009
Vic_Danish_Pilot wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks for your care,sit on my hotel and fear the worst. It's Friday at 07:05 pm. Unfortunately my wife in Bicol for a burial ........ uuhuuuu so I'm all alone.
But thanks anyway Eva, so u r in Makati too?
Yes I work and live here I told you before.
Anyway, I hope your wife will be okay, I believe Bicol is one of the target of typhoon. Charge your cellphone, watch news and be prepared.

Since: Apr 09

Makati, Philippines

#21 Oct 2, 2009
Eva_Makati,

Starting to get some mean rain here.

Since: Sep 09

Makati City

#22 Oct 2, 2009
Same here. I'll be very happy if PAGASA is wrong, Don.

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