Schools affected by Typhoon Glenda back in operation
WORLD / The Philippines – One of the most powerful storms hitting the Philippines have left the country with much restoration and rebuilding needed.
But all 117 school districts affected by Typhoon Glenda (or Typhoon Rammasun, as the typhoon is internationally known) have since resumed operations and normal classes. A few schools are still closed, with clearing and cleaning operations underway with the help of government units.
Better prepared for Typhoon Glenda
The Philippines was better prepared for Typhoon Glenda than Typhoon Haiyan that hit the country over eight months ago. Before Glenda hit, the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) issued a statement stating “said its Integrated Disaster Action Plan (IDAP) ensures the readiness of power transmission facilities that may experience the effects of the storm”. Although power lines and electricity were not spared, the lack of power meant full assessment of the extent of destruction and casualties is still unknown.
The pre-emptive evacuations and preparedness by the government this time round ensured millions of lives were saved, even though Typhoon Glenda raged through seven regions.
The Philippines experiences about 20 typhoons annually. Since 1970, the Philippines has been hit by more tropical cyclones than any country on earth except for China, according to the National Hurricane Center.