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Typhoon KOPPU Affects About 2.4 Million People

Posted by feww on October 25, 2015

KOPPU killed 47, injured 82 and left 4 missing

The following stats were issued by the Philippine National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) in their latest Situation Report No. 17, published October 24, 2015.

  • Typhoon KOPPU [locally know as “LANDO”] has affected 536,408 families or 2,356,408 persons, in Regions, I, II, III, IV-A, V, NCR and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).
  • The storm has displaced 543,100 people (120,600 families) across Regions I, II, III and CAR.
  • So far 47 deaths have been confirmed, with 82 others injured and 4 missing in Regions I, II, III, IV-A and CAR.
  • Nearly 24,000 people (5,426 families, or 23, 993 persons) were evacuated from the projected path of the typhoon.
  • A total of 803 schools were damaged or destroyed.
  • A total of 26,675 houses were damaged or destroyed.
  • States of calamity were declared for two (2) provinces, one (1)  city and eleven (11) municipalities.
    • Aurora and Isabela provinces and nine municipalities in six provinces newly declared a state of calamity.
  • About 400,000 MT of rice was either damaged or lost due to the storm.
  • Total cost of damage to agriculture and infrastructure: PHP9,856,328,602.93 (~ USD211.5 million), ratio of 7:1.

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Philippine Government Declares State of Calamity

Posted by feww on October 20, 2015

Province of Nueva Ecija placed under a state of calamity, as KOPPU  churns across the country

Philippine authorities have placed the entire province of Nueva Ecija, north of Manila, under a state of calamity, and warned of continued risk of flooding, after Tropical Storm KOPPU left many cities and municipalities flooded.

  • About 5,000 homes were damaged or destroyes, said NDRRMC in its Situation Report No. 10.
  • At least 18 people were killed, 1 person missing, with 16 others injured.
  • A state of calamity has also been declared in Ilagan City the capital of Isabela province due to the devastation caused by the typhoon.

A state of calamity is defined as “a condition involving mass casualty and/or major damages to property, disruption of means of livelihoods, roads, and normal way of life of people in the affected areas as a result of the occurrence of natural or human-induced hazard,” according to the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management.

KOPPU, locally know as LANDO, the second strongest storm to hit the Philippines so far this year, has also forced more than 60,000 people from their homes, authorities said.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said a total of 121,841 families (560,570 people) have been affected across the country, with 635 flooding incidents recorded in the affected regions.

Seven other people were killed after a passenger boat capsized in southern  Philippines “more than 500 kilometers from the direct path of the typhoon,” said reports.

“In the deadliest single incident related to the typhoon, seven passengers aboard a small outrigger (banca) were killed when it capsized in rough seas off Guimaras island in Western Visayas on Sunday,” Manila Times reported.

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Powerful Typhoon KOPPU Battering N. Philippines

Posted by feww on October 18, 2015

Slow-moving typhoon dumping significant amounts of precipitation on northern Philippines

Typhoon KOPPU [locally named “LANDO”] made landfall on the island of Luzon Sunday morning, packing winds of about 200 km/h (124mph).

About a dozen people are dead, or reported missing in storm-related incidents.

The massive system continues to dump significant amounts of precipitation, triggering floods and landslides, destroying homes, toppling trees and power lines.

More than 16,000 people were forced to abandon their homes, as of posting, with more evacuations expected in the next few days, as the slow-moving system continues to batter the region.

KOPPU is forecast to exit the Philippines Tuesday, heading toward Taiwan.

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Typhoon KOPPU Intensifies, Slows Down

Posted by feww on October 17, 2015

KOPPU menacing N. Philippines

Typhoon KOPPU (TY 24W), Locally known as “LANDO,” currently packing sustained winds of about 220 km/h, is forecast to intensify further.

October 17 @ 12;00UTC

Max sustained winds:  ~ 220 km/h
Max wind gusts: 265 km/h
Max significant wave height: ~ 15m
Position and movement: Near 15.7N, 123.0E (Moving W. at about 10km/h toward Aurora Province)
Location: 320 km ENE of Manila, Philippines

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Nightmare scenario? Typhoon KOPPU (TY 24W) tracking west toward the Philippines, chased by Typhoon CHAMPI (TY 25W). Image source: MTSAT/ NOAA

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