Of course, nobody would welcome any wind disturbances especially that have intensified into a cyclone or typhoon.
|Satellite View of Typhoon Auring|
In January 3, it located somewhere in western part of Dipolog City, according to the latest weather update of PH weather bureau or Philippine Atmospheric, Geographical & Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
As of this post, it is situated on the Southwest of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.
The name Auring was first used in 1963 by PAGASA and until this year it is the 14th time.
The following is the revised list of the names of typhoon for 2013 adapted by PAGASA:
AURING, BISING, CRISING, DANTE, EMONG, FERIA, GORIO, HUANING, ISANG, JOLINA, KIKO, LABUYO, MARING, NANDO, ONDOY, PEPENG, QUEDAN, RAMIL, SANTI, TINO, URDUJA, VINTA, WILMA, YOLANDA, and ZORAIDA.
The PH is always visited by typhoon every year not less than 12 typhoons. The latest in 2012 was Quinta. So far for 2012, 17 typhoons entered the PH area of responsibility. Pablo wrought so much havoc in lives and damages to property.
Wikipedia site has the following information on PH typhoons as to the deadliest and most destructive typhoons so far had visited the PH island:
A. Deadliest cyclones (as to their extent of lives claimed):
Typhoon Uring in 1991 was the deadliest with 5,101 to 8,000 estimated lives loss. It was followed by Typhoon in September 22, 1867 with 1,800 lives loss. Then came Winnie in 2004, which lasted for 3 days (November 27–30) with 1,593 lives loss.
B. The Most Destructive (as to their extent of damages to property):
It was led by Pablo (December 2 -9, 2012) with estimated cost of damage to PHP36.9 billion (898 million USD). It was followed by Pepeng (October 2–10, 2009) with PHP27.3 billion (608 million USD) cost of damages, and Pedring (September 26–28, 2011) came next with PHP15 billion (333 million USD) cost of damages.
Source: Typhoons in the Philippines
image: DOST PAGASA