Thursday, September 29, 2011

Traveler's Alert: Another Typhoon Heading to Luzon, Inbound Visitors Urged to Defer Arrival

The death toll from Tyhoon Nesat in the Philippines has now climbed to 43, as authorities warn that yet another typhoon is scheduled to hit the country, particularly Luzon, on Saturday (October 1), potentially endangering 1 million people with heavy rains and continuing floods.

COMMENT: Unfortunately, the flood-waters that have yet to be flushed out to sea remain, which means that the arrival of Typhoon Nalgae on Saturday will very likely suck the wet southwest monsoons into these same areas and any fresh rains are bound to worsen the flooding. Consequently, international travelers bound for Luzon may wish to consider deferring optional travel for perhaps three days until there is a better understanding of Nalgae's impact. Updates will be provided at this site.

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