Sunday, September 25, 2011

Preparing for Typhoon Nesat (Pedring)

Today I am getting the boats ready for Typhoon Nesat (local name Pedring) - a typhoon off the coast of the Philippines.

I am busy charging batteries, polishing hulls and waterproofing in the hope that one of these boats will get deployed in the aftermath of a real typhoon.

Here are some images, provided by



As you can see Nesat is predicted to become a category 3 typhoon sometime tomorrow morning as it passes over Northern Philippines.

PAGASA (the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration) has estimated 10 to 20 mm of rain per hour within a 600km diameter of the typhoon. Heavy rain is expected in Metro Manila. (Source: gmanews)

Over the next 48 to 72 hours I plan to learn as much as I can about the preparation and response of a tropical typhoon. Even if I can't get the boats out I will learn valuable information that will directly help further research into the Airboat project.

Keep up-to-date with the typhoon at these sites:

Stay tuned for more updates over the next few days.

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