Sometimes these are hard to predict. You may never know when. Always be #prepared ⛈️🌪️🌏🌍🌎
#Fiji's Kadavu has suffered a direct hit from Cyclone Keni with its highly destructive winds wiping out homes, uprooting trees and capsizing boats on the south side of the island.
An UPDATE from on Hurricane IRMA
Pray with me friends.
🚨UPDATE Florida, the entire state government will be closed effective Friday all except law e...nforcement, military, emergency responders, medical personnel, etc.
🚨UPDATE Puerto Rico has lost all cell service
🚨UPDATE The Pentagon has relocated ALL standing airborne-capable Air Force assets out of Florida.
🚨 UPDATE The Pentagon has just ordered United States Southern Command to deploy four massive Amphibious Assault Battleships; USS Oak Hill, USS Kearsarge, USS Iwo Jima and the USS New York; along with thousands of Marines and Navy personnel to Florida Coastal Zone for emergency response to Irma.
🚨UPDATE States of Emergency declared by Governors of Georgia and South Carolina
🚨 UPDATE JetBlue offering $99 flights for any persons wanting to escape Florida
🚨UPDATE World Record: Irma just became the first Atlantic Hurricane to maintain 186 mph winds for 24 hours straight.
🚨UPDATE The United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Hurricane Center is considering — for the first time — extending the Saffir-Simpson scale to include an additional category: Category VI
🚨UPDATE City of Atlantic Beach just declared a State of Emergency
🚨UPDATE 600,000 people just lost power in Puerto Rico. 50,000 people just lost water. 14 hospitals just lost power and are on emergency generators.
🚨UPDATE NORTH (you read that right, NORTH) Carolina just now declared a State of Emergency
🚨UPDATE Amtrak just suspended service in Florida
🚨UPDATE Orlando: Turnpike, I-95N and 75N all are parking lots.
🚨UPDATE Flordia is shutting down multiple nuclear power plants
🚨The Island of Barbuda has been COMPLETELY DESTROYED. Every single structure on the island has been LEVELED FLAT. 100% loss of ALL infrastructure. Declared uninhabitable.
🚨Princess Juliana International Airport on St. Maarten — one of the most famous airports in the world — has been completely destroyed.
With much love and peace David Perez,
President and Founder Coalition of Hope Foundation
Third Wave Volunteers has a Zello channel so if you want to be part of the action of Third Wave Volunteers ---all of our rescue and NGO groups speak to each oth...er on Zello.com over digital walkie talkies and then volunteers all pitch in to get the rescues done!- e.g one person may have a boat or canoe to help and the other person may be a nurse-
download the app and follow Third Wave volunteers.
see you there. EVERYONES NEEDED!
Third Wave Volunteers has a Zello channel so if you want to be part of the action of Third Wave Volunteers and all of our rescue and NGO groups speak to each ot...her on Zello.com over digital walkie talkies and then volunteers all pitch in to get the rescues done!- e.g one person may have a boat or canoe to help and the other person may be a nurse-
download the app and follow Third Wave volunteers.
see you there. EVERYONES NEEDED!
Dr. Alison Thompson and all wonderful volunteers, always keep up the good work!
FireChat is great for use during typhoons and other natural disasters, using affected populations devices to create a peer to peer network for relief communications
Strong 2015 El Niño Predicted for Fall: Be Prepared
"Typhoon season in the Pacific is already off to a strong start, with seven typhoons already formed in 2015. This is already the highest number ever recorded this early in the season. Due to the effects of the imminent El Niño, ocean temperatures in the Pacific are about 4⁰ Fahrenheit higher than usual. This may not seem like a huge difference, but experts believe that this change in temperature will... increase the number of typhoons, especially from July to November."
This is not very good news for the Western Pacific/ Southeast Asia region so please be at the ready for response in the coming months.
The good news for Nepal is that this means a lower than average monsoon season but with the current devastation there, even some rains can mean destructive landslides and treacherous conditions. So please be safe all of our brothers and sisters there!
Volunteers Rory, Robert and Eric working onsite at Sitio Abuno during initial weeks of digging for the stormwater catchment ponds.
Measuring and assessing progress of stormwater pond #1 for Sitio Abuno. This first stormwater runoff pond has now been nearly completely dug down to 1 meter (3....3ft) by the hardworking crew from Abuno. To dig this, the crew has used custom handmade digging tools fashioned from pipes and old leaf springs from trucks. We had these made by the local welder.
Now we really need your support to help us to rent a backhoe to dig the remaining 1-2 meters. If you feel like doing something a little crazy today, go ahead and make a small donation and help this wonderful community out to not be flooded whenever storms hit!
Every bit helps- http://www.gofundme.com/la0cbs
New trash bins for Sitio Abuno are coming along nicely.. I'm not normally a painter but it's fun!
These green trash bins will be separated down the middle by a piece of plywood and will have one side for recyclables and one side for regular trash- Malata/ Di-malata!
This iPhone and Android App helps people locate life saving devices when they are needed. Please download and support this great app to help save lives!
The first week of digging has begun at Sitio Abuno for the storm drainage watershed areas. This is Day #1 and the first of 3 different pond areas. The crew are all residents of Sitio Abuno and are a motivated group of young and younger guys who have a stake in the project and want to help their community! Please support this project by making a donation at 3rd Wave Volunteer Rory's page at http://gofund.me/la0cbs
Thank you to all for your generous support. Thank you very much to Peace Project for loaning of their wheelbarrow while we wait to receive ours and many thanks to Ludwig for loaning of the jackhammer!
Typhoon Chedeng is predicted to miss the Visayas region but hit the northern Luzon area as a weak Tropical Storm. If it keeps the current track and weakens substantially as predicted, it should have a low overall impact on the Philippines and weaken further before reaching China.
24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST
Issued at: 5:00 PM 02 April 2015
SYNOPSIS: At 4:00 pm today, the eye of Typhoon “Chedeng” was located based on all available dat...a at 970 km East Southeast of Virac, catanduanes (13.0°N, 133.2°E), with maximum sustained winds of 175 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 210 kph. It is forecast to move Northwest at 15 kph.
FORECAST: The regions of Cagayan Valley, Cordillera and Ilocos will experience partly cloudy skies. Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.
Moderate to strong winds coming from the Northeast to Northwest will prevail over the Eastern sections of Central and Southern Luzon, of Visayas and of Mindanao with moderate to rough seas. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming the East to Northeast with slight to moderate seas.
PAGTAYA: Ang mga Rehiyon ng Cagayan, Cordillera at Ilocos ay makararanas ng bahagyang maulap na kalangitan. Ang Metro Manila at nalalabing bahagi ng bansa ay magiging bahagyang maulap hanggang sa maulap na may pulu-pulong mga pag-ulan o pagkidlat-pagkulog.
Katamtaman hangang sa malakas na hangin mula sa Hilagang-silangan hanggang Hilagang-kanluran ang iiral sa mga Silangang bahagi ng Gitna at Katimugang Luzon, ng Kabisayaan at ng Mindanao na may katamtaman hanggang sa maalong karagatan. Sa ibang dako ang hangin ay magiging mahina hanggang sa katamtaman mula sa Silangan hanggang Hilagang–silangan na may banayad hanggang sa katamtamang pag-alon ng karagatan.
OVER METRO MANILA:
Maximum Temperature: 01:50 PM today ----- 34.0 ºC
Minimum Temperature: 02:00 AM today ----- 25.0 ºC
Maximum Relative Humidity: 02:00 AM today --------- 80 %
Minimum Relative Humidity: 01:50 PM today --------- 44 %
High tide today: 09:21 PM ……… 0.71 meter
Low tide tomorrow: 04:00 AM ……… 0.13 meter
High tide tomorrow: 10:08 AM ……… 0.56 meter
Low tide tomorrow: 03:43 PM ……… 0.20 meter
Sunset today: 06:08 PM
Sunrise tomorrow: 05:51 AM
Sunset tomorrow: 06:08 PM
Moonset tomorrow: 04:52 AM
Moonrise tomorrow: 05:15 PM
Illumination tomorrow: 97 %
For more information and queries, please call at telephone numbers 927-1335 and 927-2877 or log on to www.pagasa.dost.gov.ph.
NETRelief is continuing our work on flooding resolution for Sitio Abuno, Okoy in partnership with Third Wave Volunteers volunteer Rory. Currently, we are delivering more rubble materials to build up walkways and surveying and digging for water catch basins. Work will continue after holiday weekend. Happy Holy Week and Happy Easter to all!
Thoughts are with all of the residents of Northern Samar and the humanitarian community currently deployed there, already rebuilding after Typhoon #RubyPH. It has been storm after storm battering this area and hoping this one ends up not having a large impact.
SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN #4
FOR: TROPICAL STORM “#AmangPH”
TROPICAL CYCLONE: WARNING
ISSUED AT 5:00 AM, 16 JANUARY 2015...
(Valid for broadcast until the next bulletin to be issued at 11AM today)
TROPICAL STORM “AMANG” HAS MAINTAINED ITS STRENGTH AS IT CONTINUES TO MOVE WESTWARD TOWARDS EASTERN VISAYAS.
•TS AMANG may hit Northern Samar tomorrow afternoon.
•Estimated rainfall amount is from 7.5 – 20 mm per hour (heavy - intense) within the 300 km diameter of the Tropical Storm.
•Residents in low lying and mountainous areas of the provinces with PSWS#1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.
•Ocean waves may reach up to 6.5 meters.
•Fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the seaboards of Northern and Central Luzon and the Eastern seaboard of Southern Luzon, Visayas and of Mindanao.
•In the next 6 hours, there is a possibility of raising Public Storm Warning Signal #1 over Camarines Norte, Marinduque and Romblon.
•The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 11AM today.
Location of eye/center: At 4:00 AM today, the center of Tropical Storm “AMANG” was estimated based on all available data at 575 km East of Borongan City, Eastern Samar (12.0°N, 130.7°E).
Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 75 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kph
Forecast Movement: Forecast to move West at 19 kph.
•24 hour (Tomorrow morning): 140 km East Northeast of Borongan City.
•48 hour (Sunday morning): Vicinity of Daet, Camarines Norte.
•72 hour (Monday morning): 30 km North of Dagupan City, Pangasinan.
PSWS#1 (Winds of 30-60 kph is expected in at least 36 hrs)
Luzon: Catanduanes, Albay, Burias Island, Sorsogon, Masbate incl. Ticao Island and Camarines Sur.
Visayas: Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Samar, Biliran and Leyte.
Impacts of the wind
•Twigs and branches of trees maybe broken
•Some banana plants may tilt or land flat on the ground
•Rice in flowering stage may suffer significant damage
•Some nipa and cogon houses maybe partially unroofed
•Sea travel of small sea crafts and fishing boats is risky
These areas will have occasional rains with occasional gusty winds.
Possible new Tropical Storm #AmangPH to hit Philippines this weekend as Pope Francis visits Tacloban. It is currently a tropical depression but is expected to strengthen before making landfall near Leyte, Philippines and Tacloban. Still praying that the monsoon winds cause the cyclone part to fizzle out a lot but strong rains look inevitable.
A look back at 2014 projects – in pictures (Part 4) http://wp.me/p5h7zy-dp