Bataan Cong Roman alerts public as typhoon Paeng approaches
Bataan solon Geraldine Roman on Tuesday issued an alert to the public to prepare for the arrival of typhoon Paeng (International Name: TRAMI) amid the aftermath of typhoon Ompong in Luzon.
The Bataan 1st District Representative in Congress said on her Facebook page that while typhoon Paeng may not directly impact the country, it is expected to affect parts of northern Luzon.
“As Committee Chair of the House Committee on Disaster Management, and considering our tragic experiences in Itogon, Benguet and Naga City, Cebu, I call on everyone to remain vigilant, keep track of the news, and prepare for any possible disastrous effects that Typhoon Paeng may bring with it,” the politiko said.
Roman said tropical signals may be raised as early as Thursday even as she notes that typhoon Paeng is seen to be weaker than Ompong.
She acknowledged the forced evacuation in Benguet province implemented by police.
Typhoon Paeng entered the Philippine area of responsibility last Sunday, and its eye was located at 10 a.m. Tuesday 720 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes.
It is packing winds of up to 200 kilometers per hour, with gusts of up to 245 kph, moving west northwest.
Based on its track provided by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, typhoon Paeng will not make a landfall in the country, and will exit the Philippine area of responsibility late Saturday.
More than 100 people from Luzon have died due to Ompong, while the landslide in Naga City, Cebu have claimed the lives of more than 50 people.
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