Typhoon Koppu – Bagyong Lando confirmed 16 people dead over 23,000 families evacuated Aurora is the most affected province among the other cities Baler-Casiguran Road cannot be reached by any types of vehicles because of total landslide while Villa Maria-Bongabon Road is also possible cannot be reached because of overflowing of the river.
3 Towns Most Affected in Bagyong Lando
Towns Force to Evacuate
- Including Tourist Stayed in Hotels
“People are asking for help because the floodwaters are rising. The rescuers cannot penetrate the area as of now,” Nigel Lontoc, the assistant civil defense chief for the region, told AFP.
The government said more than 23,000 people had already been evacuated from the path of Koppu, which also disrupted ferry services and aviation.
At least eight other people have been reported missing and military and volunteer rescue teams were dispatched to the rice-farming province of Nueva Ecija where rivers burst their banks and flooded several villages, authorities said.
“Some villages are no longer accessible…. I was told that rescuers saw two human bodies floating in the water,” Umali said.
Ferry services across Luzon were suspended amid rough seas while commercial aviation was also disrupted with 30 flights cancelled, two of them on international routes.
66 Barangays Affected
According to a report from the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC), a total of 66 barangays in the towns of Dipaculao, Baler, Casiguran, Dilasag, San Luis, Dingalan, Ma. Aurora, and Dinalungan were affected by the fury of typhoon Lando, displacing 1,796 families or 8,392 persons.
Latest Update of Bagyong Lando 11:00 pm bulletin on Sunday October 19, 2015, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) raised storm warning signals in the following areas:
SIGNAL NO. 3 – Winds of 121-170 km/h expected in 18 hours
Benguet, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Ilocos Norte, Abra
SIGNAL NO. 2 – Winds of 61-120 km/h expected in 24 hours
Pangasinan, Zambales, Nueva Vizcaya, Ifugao, Mountain Province, Kalinga, Apayao, Tarlac.
SIGNAL NO. 1 – Winds of 30-60 km/h expected in 36 hours
Bataan, Pampanga, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Northern Quezon, Quirino, Aurora, Isabela, Cagayan, including Calayan and Babuyan Group of IslandsBatanes Metro Manila
PAGASA also said Lando is likely to exit the Philippines’ landmass in the afternoon or evening of Tuesday, October 20. It is likely to leave the landmass from Ilocos Norte or Cagayan.
PAGASA said Lando now packs maximum sustained winds of 130 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 160 km/h.
It is seen to move north-northwest at 5 km/h.