Typhoon Updates, Typhoon Utor is about to hit the shores of the Philippines and is expected to cause heavy rains, floods and even landslides.
Utor, called ‘Labuyo’ locally, packs gusts of wind of up to 115 miles per hour (200 kph) and is headed for the eastern part of the country’s Central Luzon region. According to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), the state weather bureau of the Philippines, Typhoon Utor is the strongest to hit the Asian country this year.
This is forecast to be the strongest storm to make landfall so far this year,” Vicente Malano, Pagasa weather bureau head, noted.
According to the Examiner, residents in the Philippines are already preparing for flash floods and rainfall that could reach 12 inches. As the typhoon moves towards the South China Sea, waves in the area are estimated at 30 to 40 feet.