The Philippines braces for Super Typhoon Florita, heavy rains and floods

By Balitang America Staff, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

July 7, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – The Joint Typhoon Warning Center of the U.S. Department of Defense has classified Tropical Cyclone Florita as a Super Typhoon. Otherwise known as Super Typhoon Neoguri, Florita is the world’s first Super Typhoon of 2014.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said that the eye of the typhoon was located, based on all available data, at 400 east-northeast of Basco Batanes, bringing with it maximum sustained winds of 195 kilometers per hour (kph) and gusts of up to 230 kph.

Typhoon Florita is not expected to make any landfall in any part of the Philippines and is expected to be out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility Tuesday afternoon.

But Western Visayas, Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan, and the provinces of Zambales, Bataan, Cavite and Batangas are expected to have heavy rains and floods in the next 24 hours.

Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon will have occasional rains.

Weather experts said Super Typhoon Florita now moves north-northwest at 20 kph toward Okinawa, Japan.

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  • JRB
    7 July 2014 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    Boy oh Boy, here we go again a super typhoon Florita now moves northwest at 20kph toward okinawa Japan. I hope and pray that no big damage to Philippines. The people in Philippines had to many typhoon last year.Take good care to all the Filipinos in Philippines.