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Typhoon Lando Hits the Philippines on Sunday morning

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Update from PAGASA as of 12mn Monday 19 Oct 2015:

Signal No. 3: Benguet, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Ilocos Norte and Abra.

Signal No. 2: Pangasinan, Zambales, Nueva Vizcaya, Ifugao, Mountain Province, Kalinga, Apayao and Tarlac

Signal No. 1: Metro Manila, Cagayan including Calayan and Babuyan group of Islands and Batanes.

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Typhoon Lando is now a super typhoon and is expected to hit the provinces of Aurora, Isabela and Quezon, where rainfall amount has moved from heavy to intense within a 650 km diameter of the typhoon. Lando is expected to make landfall by Sunday morning. When it does, storm surge may reach three (3) meters in Aurora province, including its neighboring provinces, while height of open sea waves may reach more than 14 meters. The center of Lando is expected to have winds of up to 175 kph and gustiness of 210 kph.

By Sunday afternoon, Lando will be in the vicinity of Nagtipunan, Quirino province.

By Monday afternoon, Lando will be in the vicinity of Lubuagan, Kalinga.

By Tuesday afternoon, Lando will be 20 km northwest of Aparri, Cagayan.

By Wednesday afternoon, Lando will be 70 km south of Baso, Batanes.

By Thursday afternoon, Lando will be 130 km northeast, above Basco, Batanes.

By Sunday morning, SIGNAL NUMBER 4 is up in Aurora province. This means very heavy damage to high-risk structures and considerable damage to structures of light materials. Medium-built houses may be unroofed with some collapsed walls and damages to doors and windows. Billboards will be blown away as well as large trees may be broken, downed or uprooted. For agriculture, there will be total damage to banana plantations, extensive damage to coconut plantations, and severe losses in rice and corn plantations.

By Sunday mid-morning, SIGNAL NUMBER 3 is up in Isabela, Quirino, Nueva Viscaya, Nueva Ecija, Ifugao and Northern Quezon provinces, including Polillo Islands. Heavy damage to high-risk structures is expected while majority of all nipa and cogon houses may be unroofed or destroyed, including some warehouses and bodega-type structures also being unroofed. Big trees may be broken, downed or uprooted, most banana plantations destroyed, coconut trees tilted or downed, while rice and corn plantations will suffer heavy losses. Widespread electrical and communications service disruption is expected.

By Sunday afternoon, SIGNAL NUMBER 2 will be up over the provinces of Metro Manila, Cagayan including Calayan and Babuyan group of islands, Benguet, Mt. Province, Abra, Kalinga, Apayao, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan, Zambales, Tarlac, Pampanga, Bulacan, Rizal, the rest of Quezon and Camarines Norte. This means high-risk structures may experience light to moderate damage like makeshift shanties and old, dilapitated schoolhouses. A number of nipa and cogon houses may be partially damaged or unroofed, old galvanized iron (G.I.) roofs may be peeled or blown away, old, wooden electrical posts tilted or downed, poorly constructed billboards damaged, some trees may be downed, broken or tilted, and considerable damage to shrubbery and trees with some heavy-foliaged trees will be blown away.

By Sunday evening, SIGNAL NUMBER 1 will be up over the provinces of Batanes, Bataan, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Lubang Island, northern Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, Camarines Sur, Albay and Catanduanes. There will be very light damage to high-risk and makeshift structures in exposed communities. Trees of various types will be tilted and downed, and twigs of small trees may be broken.

Source: Severe Weather Bulletin No. 11, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) Weather Division, Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Republic of the Philippines.

Image from PAGASA.

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  1. I hope it doesn’t become Yolanda 2.

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    renxkyoko

    October 17, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    • I hope so, too, but I do hope people are warned and are preparing. Hope for the best but plan for the worst.

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      Raffy Pekson II

      October 17, 2015 at 4:35 pm


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