U.S. Embassy Manila
October 1, 2009
THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION THROUGH THE EMBASSY WARDEN SYSTEM AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO AMERICAN CITIZENS IN THE PHILIPPINES. PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD. THANK YOU.
Typhoon Watch in Effect
Be advised that there are three tropical depressions east of the Philippine Islands which may develop into typhoons. You can check for weather updates at the following websites: http://metocph.nmci.navy.mil, www.typhoon2000.ph, or www.pagasa.dost.gov.ph .
I personally also recommend: http://www.solar.ifa.hawaii.edu/Tropical/
This site is more of a weather research organization than a current tracking site, but overall their predictions (I have been watching them more than 10 years now) have been amazingly accurate:
As you can see. International name Parma, Philippine name Pepeng, is building well to the east and threatens to cross the northern end of Luzon in a few days.
Not a very powerful storm, but then again, Ondoy wasn’t even a named storm until the rains fell, so your guess is as good as mine.
Many schools and offices will close tomorrow … it’s likely we will keep the girls close to home. It’s already been a rough week for them.
Life in the Philippines goes on.