#LandoPH makes landfall, to linger over N. Luzon until Wednesday

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Sunday, 18 October 2015 - Last Updated on February 6, 2017

Super typhoon #LandoPH (international name Koppu) has made landfall in Casiguran, Aurora at around 1AM early Sunday, according to PAGASA.

‘Lando’ has slightly weakened but still packing strong winds up to 175kph and gusts of 210 kph near the center.

After landfall, Lando slowed down, now moving only at 3kph towards northwest. At this rate, the weather bureau expects “Lando” to linger in the Northern Luzon until Wednesday, threatening flooding and landslides due to heavy to intense rainfall.

Project Noah or National Operational Assessment of Hazards of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) released a list of municipalities that may receive more than 100-millimeter of rainfall from October 17 to 20.

The Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JWTC) declared “LandoPH” as a category-5 typhoon.

In its 5AM weather bulletin today, PAGASA announced that storm surges may reach to a maximum of 3 to 4 meters in Aurora and nearby provinces.

Fisherfolks are advised not to venture over the seaboards of Luzon, Visayas and the northern and eastern seaboard of Mindanao because waves in open sea may reach up to 14 meters or higher.

Residents in low lying and mountainous areas are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.

The estimated rainfall that ‘Lando’ will bring is heavy to intense within its 600-kilometer diameter.

PAGASA hoisted public storm warning signals over the following provinces:

Signal No. 4 (171-220kph in 12 hours) – Aurora

Signal No. 3 (121-170 in the next 18 hours) – Isabela, Qurino, Nueva Vizcaya, Nueva Ecija, Ifugao, Northern Quezon including Polilio Islands

Signal No. 2  (61-120kph in the next 24 hours) – Cagayan, including Calayan nd Babuyan Islands, Bengue, Mt. Province, Kalinga, Apayao, Bulacan, Rizal, the rest of Quezon and Metro Manila.

Signal No. 1 (30-60kph in the next 36 hours) – Zambales, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Abra, Camarines Norte, Bataan, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas and Batanes.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) is on red alert in monitoring the effects of the ‘Lando’.

According to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), as of 2AM, Sunday, a total of 3,552 families are affected by Lando; 3,315 of which are currently in 108 evacuation centers in Regions 1, 2, 3, 5 the Cordillera Autonomous Region.

Since Friday, thousands of passengers were stranded in various ports and terminals in the country due to typhoon “Lando”.

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