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Humanity Road – Philippines: Typhoon Koppu (#LandoPH) Social Media Situation Report #1, 18 October 2015

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Humanity Road activated its response for Typhoon Koppu (LandoPH) at 10:19am Eastern time, Oct 16, to monitor Typhoon Koppu (Lando) in advance of landfall. The typhoon made landfall in Casiguran in Aurora Province on 18 October at 1:00am PHT in Luzon.
Following is our Social Media Situation Report which contains links to active social media accounts, maps, situation reports and urgent needs. This report will be updated and you can access our live report at http://humanityroad.org/super-typhoon-koppu-landoph/.

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Situation Overview

Background

Typhoon Koppu began as a tropical storm in the Pacific. It intensified into a typhoon on 16 October 2015 and was renamed Typhoon Lando as it entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). On 17 October it was upgraded to a Super Typhoon (Category 5) storm by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (source). It officially made landfall in Casiguran in Aurora Province on the island of Luzon on 18 October at 1:00am. (source). The Province of Isabela is also expected to be seriously impacted. The typhoon is expected to deliver extreme rainfall to the northern Philippines this weekend and early next week, triggering flooding and mudslides (source). The state weather service also warned of storm surges of up to 1.2 meters (about four feet) in some coastal areas (source).

Significant Updates (most recent first)

18 Oct:

● A total of 219 persons (72 families) from Isabela and Dinapigue are in shelters (source).

17 Oct:

● Over 1,200 families evacuated, mostly from the province of Isabela. (source)

● Over 1,000 families evacuated from Aurora Province. (source)

● “No Fishing, Sailing, Boating Policy” in the municipalities of Lingayen and Agno,
Pangasinan. Baler Municipal Tourism Office Advised tourists to cancel their visits to Baler until weather permits. There are directives in place for no outdoor activities along the beaches of Baler, Aurora and other coastal municipalities. Warnings have been issued for low lying areas for possible flashfloods and storm surge on coastal areas.