Typhoon Lando more powerful than Typhoon Undoy

Typhoon Lando Koppu
Typhoon Lando Koppu

Typhoon Lando with internation name Typhoon Koppu is approaching northern Philippines with the threat of flooding rain & mudslides. With winds of 115mph and gusts of 160mph will cause damages to Philippines. With Typhoon Lando it is said possibily be category 3 or 4 hurricane.



President Aquino adviced that the people should prepare for the coming of Typhoon Lando because it will bring 6 to 12 hours of continous rains and will cause flood to low lying areas.

Typhoon Lando is estimated already at 410 kms east of Baler, Aurora, with maximum winds of 150 kph and gusts of up to 185 kph. Estimated rainfall amount within the typhoon’s 600 km diameter was from heavy to intense.

Signal no. 3

  • northern Aurora,
  • Quirino, and
  • Isabela.

Signal No. 2

  • the rest of Aurora,
  • Polillo Island,
  • Nueva Vizcaya,
  • Nueva Ecija,
  • La Union,
  • Benguet,
  • Ifugao,
  • Mt. Province,
  • Ilocos Sur,
  • Ilocos Norte,
  • Abra,
  • Apayao,
  • Kalinga, and
  • Cagayan including Babuyan and Calayan Islands.

Signal 1

  • the Batanes,
  • Pangasinan,
  • Bulacan,
  • Pampanga,
  • Tarlac,
  • Zambales,
  • Bataan,
  • Rizal,
  • Batangas,
  • Laguna,
  • Quezon,
  • Cavite,
  • Albay,
  • Camarines Norte,
  • Camarines Sur,
  • Catanduanes, and
  • Metro Manila

Public Storm Warning Signal No. 03 (121-170 kph Expected in 18hrs.)

Impacts of the wind: 
• Heavy damage to high–risk structures; 
• Moderate damage to medium- risk structures;
• Light damage to low-risk structures
• Increasing damage (up to more than 50%) to old, dilapidated residential structures and houses of light materials. Majority of all nipa and cogon houses may be unroofed or destroyed
• Houses of medium strength materials (old, timber or mixed timber-CHB structures, usually with G.I. roofing’s); some warehouses or bodega-type structures are unroofed.
• There may be widespread disruption of electrical power and communication services. 
• Almost all banana plants are downed
• Some big trees (acacia, mango, etc.) are broken or uprooted, 
• Dwarf-type or hybrid coconut trees are tilted or downed.
• Rice and corn crops may suffer heavy losses
• Damage to shrubbery and trees with foliage blown off; some large trees blown down.
Open Sea Wave Height: > 14.0 meters Storm surge of up to 2.0 meters is possible at coastal areas

Public Storm Warning Signal No. 02 (61-120kph Expected in 24 hrs.)

Impacts of the wind: 
• Light to Moderate damage to high risk structures; 
• Very light to light damage to medium-risk structures; 
• No damage to very light damage to low risk structures
• Unshielded, old dilapidated schoolhouses, makeshift shanties, and other structures of light materials are partially damaged or unroofed. 
• A number of nipa and cogon houses may be partially or totally unroofed.
• Some old galvanized iron (G.I.) roofs may be peeled or blown off.
• Some wooden, old electric posts are tilted or downed.
• Some damage to poorly constructed signs/billboards
• In general, the winds may bring light to moderate damage to the exposed communities. Most banana plants, a few mango trees, ipil-ipil and similar types of trees are downed or broken 
• Some coconut trees may be tilted with few others broken
• Rice and corn may be adversely affected 
• Considerable damage to shrubbery and trees with some heavy-foliaged trees blown down.

Open Sea Wave Height: 4.1-14.0m Storm surge possible at coastal areas

Public Storm Warning Signal No. 01 (30-60kph Expected in 36 hrs.)

Impacts of the wind:
• Very light or no damage to low risk structures,
• Light damage to medium to high risk structures
• Slight damage to some houses of very light materials or makeshift structures in exposed communities. Some banana plants are tilted, a few downed and leaves are generally damaged
• Twigs of small trees may be broken.
• Rice crops, however, may suffer significant damage when it is in its flowering stage.
Open Sea Wave Height: 1.25-4.0 meters

** Information credit to PAGASA

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