Super typhoon Haiyan expected to enter Philippine area by Thursday or Friday

posted on: Monday, November 4, 2013
Rodel Montebon
Katkat, katkats everywhere.


The Philippines is on the path of super typhoon Haiyan.

According to, Haiyan is moving westward at 30 kilometers per hour with maximum winds of 65 kph near the center.

According to Nedz Saletrero, weather specialist-1 of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) Mactan, Haiyan is expected to land between Thursday and Friday.

However, it is still too early to know where exactly in the country will Haiyan make a landfall.

“We cannot yet predict its exact location as to where it will land because it is still in the seas and outside of the Philippine Area of Responsibility,” Saletreo said in a phone interview.

She added that there is also a chance that Haiyan may slide its course away from the country.

Despite that, she is advising the Boholanos and Cebuanos to keep track of the super typhoon.

Bohol is still recovering from the October 15 7.2 magnitude earthquake and most of the Boholanos in areas greatly affected are still living in tents as their houses have been destroyed.

Should the super typhoon become imminent, Saletreo said people must identify and not hesitate to go to the nearest evacuation center as there will be the possibility of landslides and flashfloods.

She added that those living in the mountain areas should come down to the low area and find a shelter.

Basic needs should also be prepared like food and water as well as mobile phones for communication.

“These things should be ready as they are mostly needed when the typhoon strikes,” Saletreo said.

Meanwhile, even before the super typhoon could get here, a tornado wreaked havoc in the cities of Lapu-Lapu and Mandaue a little past 7 p.m., Monday (November 4) leaving a path of destruction.

According to PAGASA, their wind vane measured the tornado at 52 knots.