According to Engr. Hilario Esparanza, head of Pagasa-CAR, it is safe to assume that another super typhoon would hit the country this year because of the unpredictability of the weather due to climate change and global warming.
“We can expect 19 to 21 weather disturbances this year and because of climate change, there could be at least one extreme storm,” he said.
Because of the increasing number of extreme storms entering the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), Pagasa has included a new storm signal number to inform residents of the severity of the coming storm.
Typhoon signal number 5 was instituted May this year to better warn people that they are in the path of a super typhoon with winds reaching in excess of 220 kilometers per hour near the center, and for them to take extra precautionary measures to minimize casualties and property damage.
“This month of July, we are expecting two to three tropical cyclones to enter PAR,” Esperanza added.
Every Filipino must be ready and must know the drill when the emergency incident of phenomenon will strike the place.