PAGASA debunks claims of alleged super typhoon ‘Kammuri’

Marje Pelayo

MANILA, Philippines – State weather agency PAGASA has belied false information spreading through social media that typhoon Kammuri (local name: Tisoy) will reach the super typhoon category once it enters the country.

In a statement issued on Friday (November 29), PAGASA said there is no truth to those reports as typhoon Kammuri is less likely to become super typhoon at this time, based on the agency’s latest data.

PAGASA, however, does not rule out such scenario as the typhoon is forecast to steadily intensify before it makes landfall in Southern Luzon preferably on Tuesday (December 3).

“Meteorological centers use different thresholds for classifying tropical cyclones as Super Typhoon,” PAGASA Chief of Weather Division Dr. Esperanza Cayanan said.

To be sure of accurate and official information on Typhoon Kammuri and other weather updates, the public is advised to monitor through PAGASA’s official accounts:

Facebook: Dost_pagasa
Twitter: @dost_pagasa

“The public is advised to undertake precautionary measures, continue monitoring for updates and remain vigilant against unofficial information coming from unverified sources,” Dr. Cayanan concluded.

Read PAGASA’s full statement here:

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