UlyssesPH: Potential typhoon threatens Philippines yet again
A tropical storm named Vamco (local name Ulysses) builds up and threatens the country anew after being battered by two strong typhoons the past weeks.
Vamco, expected to take almost the same path as Typhoon Goni, is predicted to make a landfall over southern Luzon provinces of Quezon and Camarines tomorrow afternoon. Currently, Vamco is located 500km east of Catanduanes, site of Goni’s first landfall, with a 65kph wind strength near its center and gustiness of up to 80kph.
Alert signal number 1 is already raised in most provinces in the Bicol region which took the most damage from Typhoon Goni, including neighboring provinces in farther south Visayas islands. This means that 30-60kph winds are expected in 36 hours.
A World Vision response team, currently doing relief operations in the Bicol region for Goni-affected families, braces up and continues to monitor and prepare to scale up its response if Vamco will further impact Goni-affected communities.
World Vision is especially concerned with the families that are still reeling from the impact of Typhoon Goni. According to the latest report by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, there are still 29,000 families or 113,000 persons who are still displaced. The typhoon also damaged roughly 100,000 houses in 4 regions.