PAGASA: another powerful storm may hit RP by weekend

A potential cyclone that may become as powerful as super typhoon “Juan” may enter
Philippine territory this weekend, a state weather forecaster said.

Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)
weather forecaster Mario Palafox said at a press briefing that the potential cyclone is
presently still a low-pressure area (LPA) just outside the Philippine area of responsibility.

He said it is possible the LPA may become a cyclone before it enters Philippine territory
Saturday.

Once the cyclone is inside the Philippine territory, it will be codenamed “Katring.”

Meanwhile, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC)
reported that the death toll from super typhoon “Juan” (international name: Megi) has risen to
19 as of Thursday morning. (PIA)

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