While Typhoon Jolina has yet to leave the country, Globe is already preparing its disaster assistance for Typhoon Kiko, which entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) last night and is expected to continuously intensify until the weekend.
Globe is ready to deploy its Libreng Tawag, Libreng Charging, and Libreng WiFi services anytime as heavy rains associated with the typhoon may begin affecting the eastern section of Northern Luzon on Friday, September 10, 2021.
Globe assures the public that its technical and support personnel are on standby and are ready to assist as necessary to ensure continuous communications services. There are also generators for its facilities in case of power supply interruption.
To keep safe during severe weather disturbance, Globe advises residents to stay indoors, store enough food and water, prepare candles and first aid kits, ensure their flashlights have extra batteries, fully charge their mobile phones, and stay alert for SMS from National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). They can also check the NDRRMC website: https://ndrrmc.gov.ph/ for more information
On its September 8, 11 am bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), said the eye of the typhoon is estimated at 1,120 kilometers East of Central Luzon, with maximum sustained winds of 155 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and with gustiness of up to 190 kph. Kiko is moving West Southwestward at 20 kph.