SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN No.15
FOR: TYPHOON “?#?LandoPH?”
TROPICAL CYCLONE: WARNING
ISSUED AT 5:00 PM, 18 OCTOBER 2015
(Valid for broadcast until the next bulletin to be issued at 11 PM today)
Typhoon “LANDO” continues to move slowly towards the regions of Cordillera and Ilocos.
• Estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 600 km diameter of the typhoon.
• Fisherfolk are advised not to venture out over the seaboards of Luzon and Visayas
• Occasional rains and gusty winds will be experienced over provinces under PSWS #1 while those under PSWS #2 and #3 will have stormy weather. Residents in low lying and mountainous areas of the provinces with PSWS are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.
Location of eye/center: At 5:00 PM today, the eye of Typhoon “LANDO” was located based on all available data including Subic Doppler Radar in the vicinity of Santa Fe, Nueva Vizcaya (16.2°N, 121.0°E).
Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 150 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 185 kph.
Forecast Movement: Forecast to move West Northwest at 5 kph.
• 24 hour (Tomorrow afternoon): In the vicinity of Quirino, Ilocos Sur
• 48 hour (Tuesday afternoon): In the vicinity of Conner, Apayao
• 72 hour (Wednesday afternoon): 40 km North Northeast of Aparri, Cagayan
• 96 hour (Thursday afternoon): 30 km South of Basco, Batanes
• 120 hour (Friday afternoon): 205 km North of Basco, Batanes
Public Storm Warning Signal 03 (121-170 kph Expected in 18hrs.)
Nueva Ecija, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, Benguet, Ifugao, Mountain Province, Kalinga, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan and Zambales
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. roofings); 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 & trees with foliage blown off; some large trees blown down.
Public Storm Warning Signal 02 (61-120kph Expected in 24 hrs.)
Cagayan including Calayan and Babuyan group of Islands, Isabela, Aurora, Abra, Apayao, Ilocos Norte, Bataan, Tarlac, Pampanga, Bulacan, Rizal, Northern Quezon including Polillo Islands and Metro Manila
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.
Public Storm Warning Signal 01 (30-60kph Expected in 36 hrs.)
Batanes, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas and rest of Quezon
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.
• Public Storm Warning Signal (PSWS) elsewhere is now lowered.
• The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 11 PM today.