Typhoon Koppu makes landfall in the Philippines, displacing at least 16,000
Monday, October 19, 2015
Philippines on Sunday, killing at least two and displacing at least 16,000 people., known additionally as Lando, made landfall in the northern
The deadly storm caused a concrete wall in a home in Manila by a tree which got knocked over. The same fallen tree injured four others, including a three-year-old. The tree additionally damaged three nearby houses.to topple over, killing a 62-year-old woman and injuring her husband. A 14-year-old teenager was killed after being fatally pinned down in
The injured people were sent to the East Avenue Medical Centre for treatment.
The typhoon made landfall in the town of, a town with a population of 25,000 in the province of . Subsequently it ripped roofs off of houses, uprooted trees, and knocked down power lines. Nine provinces were left without electricity. Flash floods and landslides heavily damaged roads, and as a result 25 roads were made impassable.
The army attempted to clear routes leading to Casiguran, according to the state-owned Philippines News Agency. Nigel Lontoc, an employee of thesaid that some residents were trapped on rooftops in the province of . Troops were sent to that location as a part of a rescue operation.
The typhoon weakened as it moved over land, and weather improved in some regions. Officials urged residents to be cautious since Koppu may still cause landslides and flash floods.
Alexander Pama, Executive Director of the, said that they were asking their countrymen "not to become complacent."
The typhoon is expected to move slowly over the Philippines, causing large amounts of rainfall.
This year, Koppu is the twelfth typhoon to hit the Philippines, where around 20 typhoons make landfall per year.
Bob Henson, weather blogger from, said that the Philippines is considered to be "the most vulnerable large nation on earth for tropical cyclones."
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- "1 killed, four others hurt as 'Lando' toppled trees in QC" — , October 18, 2015