No super typhoon

3 January 2014

Manila, Philippines -- Don't believe a "super typhoon" is going to hit the Philippines on Jan. 16-17, an official of Project NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards) said in the wake of a website's prediction that a storm of Yolanda proportions will hit the country this month.

Project NOAH is the state-of-the-art disaster prevention and mitigation program developed mainly by Filipino scientists and engineers under the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

Dr. Mahar Lagmay, NOAH executive director, cautioned netizens to ignore the website's prediction.

“Are we still going to believe the website? It already failed in its previous predictions," he said.

The website said has a page on Facebook.