[quote=“Icon, post:548, topic:159754”] if they they received day off too late, and hence a lot of people were out there, going to work, carrying on as usual because they were told they could, then that is another story
Sure, and perhaps complacency from previous false alarms may have had something to do with it
The usual way for a storm to end up in that area is for it to pass firstly through the Philippines which will take most of the sting out of it - so maybe they thought it was just gonna be another one like that
But still should have been someone at the weather bureau who could see that this was a different kind of beast - either they goofed - or they were ignored
There is another one possibly heading there (which is passing through PPE) - I bet they will be on their toes this time!
BTW, was that crazy twister footage from Hato?