Typhoon Koppu to Lash Philippines Through Midweek Before Targeting Taiwan
Published 7 years ago, updated 5 years ago
Typhoon Koppu, also known as Lando, has killed at least 11 people in the Philippines according to the Associated Press. Lando will continue to bring life-threatening conditions to the northern Philippines through at least Wednesday. This report by AccuWeather.com
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Koppu developed into a typhoon early Friday morning local time and strengthened through the end of the week, reaching super typhoon status late Saturday evening. With wind gusts up to 241 km/h (150 mph), Koppu’s intensity was similar to that of a strong Category 4 hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean.
Very early Sunday morning, Koppu made landfall near Casiguran, Aurora on the eastern coastline of Luzon with the intensity of a Category 4 hurricane.
Koppu has weakened and is no longer a super typhoon, but still poses a significant threat to those in the Philippines.
Koppu slowly tracked westward across northern Luzon through the weekend before turning north along the west coast of Luzon on Monday. The combination of a powerful and slow-moving typhoon resulted in a disastrous situation for residents and communities in its path across northern Luzon. Life-threatening conditions will persist across northern Luzon through the middle of the week as Koppu drifts northward.
While the threat for damaging winds will continue to decrease in the coming days, life-threatening flooding will remain a major concern for northern Luzon.