As the western part of USA is suffering from scorching heat wave in the past few days, two different tropical storms are swirling around Mexico and Hong Kong this week.
Tropical storm Dalila is gaining more force as it moves away from Mexico’s Pacific Coast and could become a hurricane by Tuesday.
Dalila has maximum sustained winds fo 65 mph and it is centered about 165 miles Southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico. The storm is moving northwest at 7 mph and a tropical storm warning is on for Mexico’s Pacific Coast from Punta San Telmo to La Fortuna.
On the other side of the globe, Tropical storm Rumbia is expected to swing south of Hong Kong.
The country is not expecting hot weather until later this week after Rumbia moves across South China Sea and borders closer towards western Guangdong.
China has earlier issued a national early disaster warning on Monday morning asking local governments to get ready for the arrival of TS Rumbia.
Rumbia is the second tropical storm to brush off through Hong Kong this summer, while it’s the sixth TS to hit China this year.
According to the Ministry of Civil Affairs, Rumbia may also be felt in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and the provinces of Guizhou and Yunnan in southwest China.
We have been experiencing extreme weather conditions lately, and here in BloodBanker, we constantly remind people to keep safe all the time.
But we shouldn’t always think of ourselves alone; we also have to think of other people’s welfare, too.
One way to do this is to consider the blood supplies stock of our local hospitals and blood banks. We may not realize this, but having sufficient blood supplies is tantamount to having the right medicines when you need them.
When natural calamities strike, people do not have the time anymore to give blood. The bad news is, there are people who need blood everyday so we need continuous donations to prevent blood shortage.
If weather forecasts warned us of an upcoming storm, we can roll up our sleeves before the early signs of bad weather plague our city. Donate blood ahead of time and let’s not allow natural calamities to be the cause of blood shortage!