Typhoon Rammasun: Philippines on Red Alert
Typhoon Rammasun, also known as Typhoon “Glenda,” is set to strike the Bicol region in the east of the country at 6:00pm (1000 GMT), with Manila and other heavily populated areas also expected to be hit early Wednesday, the state weather service said.
It will bring very strong wind with center winds of 120 kilometers per hour and gusts of 150 kilometers an hour.
The strong wind is expected to topple trees and electric poles, and may even rip roofs off poorly constructed houses.
The typhoon had a diameter of 500 kilometers and will cause a large amount of rain that could cause flash flooding and landslides.
People living in coastal areas in the Provinces of Catanduanes, Sorsogon, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay and Northern Samar that is threatened by storm surges were ordered to evacuate their homes.
Schools in several cities were closed and about 50 domestic flights and four international flights have been cancelled, along with ferry services.
Heavy Monsoon Rains Submerged Manila
11 straight days of southwest monsoon rains had flooded Manila and nearby provinces.
So far, at least 64 people were killed by the flood and landslides and 850,000 people were displaced.
Half of Manila was sank by floods as high as three meters.
This is a disaster!
Beautiful Photos Of Eclipse From Around The World
AP News said that Asian and African night owls were treated to a lunar eclipse, and ash in the atmosphere from a Chilean volcano turned it blood red for some viewers.
Astronomical calculations confirm that it would be one of the two longest total lunar eclipses of the century.
A total of 85 total lunar eclipses, according to the scientists, will be taking place this century of which the longest total lunar eclipse will occur on July 27, 2018.
9 Killed On Hijacked Tourist Bus In Manila
On August 23, 2010, a man hijacked a tourist bus in Manila.
The tourist are from Hong Kong.
He was a policeman but he was sacked.
He hijacked the bus because he want to be a policeman again.
At first he let go nine hostages.
Then he got angry and started shooting.
The police tried to save the hostages.
He was killed by the police.
I wonder why people need to hijack and killed hostages when they are angry.
It is not a good way to get what you want.
Hijacking is a disaster; just like a war.
We should not use violence because violence can destroy our Earth.