PAGASA – DOST tweets: We are expecting TS Quiel to enter the PAR within the the next 24 – 48 hrs.
As Typhoon Pedring continues to move away from the Philippines, another tropical storm (Quiel) is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility, east of Northern Luzon.
As stated in an article from ABS-CBN News, DOST Undersecretary Graciano Yumul Jr. said the cyclone, a tropical storm with international code name “Nalgae,” is expected to enter Philippine territory Wednesday afternoon.
Fortunately, Yumul also stated that the direct effects of Quiel will not be felt until Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.
ABS-CBN News reports that, “Guests of a 5-star hotel in Manila were forced to evacuate Tuesday afternoon after flood waters entered its lobby.”
Said hotel was the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, located in CCP Complex Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City, 1300Manila, Philippines. The flooding was caused by a storm surge, a rising of the sea (Manila Bay) as a result of atmospheric pressure changes and wind associated with a storm (Pedring).
As the large waves hammered the coastline of Manila Bay on Tuesday and eventually submerging Roxas Boulevard at around 8:00AM, the flood waters also started to enter the lobby of the hotel. Their buffet restaurant, Spiral, was also submerged in water. The staff immediately responded by evacuating the guests. The hotel guests boarded available vehicles, including those provided by emergency personnel who responded to the incident.
Image Source: http://www.wheninmanila.com/typhoon-pedring-disaster-flood-photos-from-manila-nesat-hits-the-philippines/
The Department of Education announced the suspension of classes from pre-school to high school due to the heavy rains brought upon by “Pedring.” Classes will only be up to 12:00PM.
Pedring (international name: Nesat) is now a typhoon; with 40 areas in the Philippines under storm signals