Globe Prepares Network for Typhoon Hinnamnor, ‘Gardo’; Ready to Deploy Free Call, Charging and WiFi Stations in Affected Areas
Globe has started preparations for the potential impact of powerful Typhoon Hinnamnor, a super storm northeast of the Philippines forecast to enter the country this week and interact with Tropical Depression Gardo.
Globe has placed on standby technical and support personnel in possible areas of impact to ensure the network remains operational once the storm makes its presence felt on ground. Generators are also ready in Globe’s facilities to ensure continuous service despite anticipated power outages.
The company is also ready to extend Libreng Tawag, Libreng Charging, and Libreng WiFi services in areas that may be affected. The storm is forecast to be felt in Northern Luzon, which was recently battered by Severe Tropical Storm Florita.
Globe customers also get free data access to the website of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) to ensure they get properly verified data from authorities. The public is reminded to tune in to legitimate and trusted news websites so they get correct weather information.
In preparation for the typhoon, residents in areas that may be affected are advised to anticipate heavy rains, possible flash floods and landslides, store enough food and water, prepare first aid kits, emergency light sources and batteries and ensure that their mobile phones are charged. They should also watch out for SMS alerts from the NDRRMC.
Typhoon Hinnamnor is forecast to enter the Philippine area of responsibility sometime Wednesday evening or Thursday morning, and by then will be given the domestic name “Henry.”
The weather system has intensified into super typhoon as it moved westward east northeast of extreme Northern Luzon, packing maximum sustained winds of 195 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 240 kph.
It is forecast to interact with Tropical Depression Gardo, which was spotted east of extreme Northern Luzon tracking north northeastward. In its bulletin Wednesday morning, PAGASA said the weather system is “unlikely to directly affect the weather condition in the country within the forecast period” and would later dissipate as Hinnamnor “begins to assimilate its circulation.”
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