Cotabato PDRRMC on red alert as super typhoon “Yolanda” hits the country
By Jimmy Sta. Cruz
AMAS, KIDAPAWAN CITY - With super typhoon “Yolanda”, this year’s strongest storm to hit the Philippines making its landfall in Visayas particularly in Leyte and Eastern Samar provinces this morning, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) of Cotabato in now on red alert status and has tightened its monitoring and preparation for possibility of heavy flow of water coming from neighboring provinces of Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental in Northern Mindanao.
“Yolanda” batters Leyte and Samar with storm signal no. 4 along with other islands in Visayas such as Biliran, Northern Cebu, Negros Occidental, Capiz, Aklan, Antique and others while Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental along with other provinces in Northern Mindanao braces the storm with signal no. 3.
The super typhoon has a maximum sustained winds of 315 kilometres or 195 miles an hour which according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Service Administration (PAGASA) and international weather bureaus to be extremely disastrous.