Juan On Juan
The recent super typhoon named “Juan” not quite so much brought casualties (not like Ondoy) on Juan Dela Cruz or on Filipinos though “Juan” is a super typhoon, for Juan dela Cruz have already a 101 information regarding the super typhoon “Juan” and swear to themselves not to repeat again what have happened on the super typhoon “ondoy”,as what the New Philippine President –Pnoy also wanted to. Thus, the PAGASA or Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration releases hour after hour updates regarding the super typhoon “Juan” and updated its forecasting apparatus, hired highly-competent weather forecaster, bought durable life saving materials, like boats, and trained hardly men and women who are involved in life saving activities.
PAGASA (Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration),PNoy and Filipinos make sure they are well-equipped and ready before “Juan” will attack or to make sure that Juan Dela Cruz is well ready to face “Juan”; “Juan On Juan” to topple down “Juan” from damaging Juan dela Cruz or Filipinos; 101 the enemy (the super typhoon “Juan”) or “Know the enemy” strategy so that it will not cause great havoc when the enemy attacks.
The super typhoon “Juan” according to PAGASA is so far the second super typhoon which they declared having “signal No.4” classification following the first super typhoon “reming” which they have similarly classified. Thus, before the super typhoon “Juan” attacks greatly Juan Dela Cruz, the PAGASA already greatly alarm the public regarding its forthcoming especially on those areas (particularly Cagayan and Isabela region) having the strongest winds and rainfall -the signal No.4 – to minimize fatalities and damages that will be caused by its coming.
“Juan” enter the Philippine territory at around eleven in the morning of October 18, 2010 on the Estagno Point of Sierra Madre Isabela having a sustained winds of 225 kilometers per hour with a gust of 260 kilometers; and expected to exit beyond the Philippine area of responsibility this Wednesday afternoon, October 20, 2010 leaving less fatality and damages though it is super typhoon.
The passing by of the super typhoon “Juan” on the Philippine area of responsibility without so many casualties is indeed a success to be reckon to in terms of typhoon preparedness of the Philippines. A success every Filipino should be proud of on world’s stage. So far, according to the reports there are only 12 people reported dead cause by the super typhoon “Juan” and a million of rice crops damage.