Merely hours before it makes Monday morning landfall in Cagayan Province, Typhoon Juan achieves trending status on Yahoo Search Philippines.
I think this a good sign that Pinoys have learned their lessons from the disaster that was Typhoon Ondoy and are now becoming more vigilant and more prepared for super typhoons entering the Philippine area of responsibility.
Typhoon Juan (aka "Megi") was last seen 820 kilometers east of northern Luzon. As of 11:20 PM, it's still heading towards Northern Luzon at a speed of 24 kilometers per hour from a previous speed of 20 kilometers per hour. Due to this speed gain, Juan is expected to make landfall in Cagayan province by Monday morning instead of the previous forecast of Monday-afternoon landfall. From Cagayan, the typhoon is forecast to pass through Apayao and Ilocos Norte before exiting into the South China Sea -- also on Monday. Although Juan is not likely to hit NCR, Metro Manila residents may feel its effects because the typhoon is expected to affect a large area [Source : GMA News]
Take all necessary precautions. Charge your cellphone, load up if you're on prepaid, prepare phone headset for access to FM radio, prepare your flashflight, buy canned goods, instant noodles, rice and if you're living in a flood-prone or landslide-prone area, be prepared to evacuate at any time.
Let's all pray that no one will be harmed with the passing of this typhoon. Take care.