October 18, 2015 7:15pm CST
Currently, Typhoon Lando (international name is Typhoon Koppu) is pummeling a large part of Luzon in the Philippines. Provinces have been flooded and a good number people have been moved to evacuation centers. However, there is still a significant number of people trapped in their houses. Weather forecasts show that the typhoon is still continuing to move north and that it is expected to stay longer, possibly three days, in the country. This spells bad news for those already adversely affected by the typhoon. I've gone ahead and asked friends and family members to help in securing donations for the victims of Typhoon Lando. Also, I've started coordinating here in my work place for possible stints in volunteering to help out in repacking goods to be shipped out to the victims of the typhoon. Just disturbing and sad to note that as Typhoon Lando continues to pummel the country and victimize other Filipinos, far less important topics are being talked about in social media. I mean, seriously, when we will learn to prioritize the more important things in life?
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19 Oct 15
Thanks @cahaya1983 . The typhoon didn't hit Metro Manila. Except for some really strong rains and some rain, that was it. Can't say the same for all those northern provinces. They continue to get hit and more bad news is that typhoon might stay until the weekend.
• Goodfellow, Texas
2 Nov 15
@allen0187 - The Filipinos are long-suffering at the winds and waves of typhoons. Lando is but one in a long history of the things. If I could wish a really powerful wish, it would be for their safety during what seems to be one big storm after another besetting them.
• Delhi, India
26 Oct 15
We are sorry to hear about the after affects of the typhoon. It must be devastating for those who live near the coastal belt. Nature's fury sometimes affects human being very badly. Human being start taking nature for granted and suddenly nature raises its head and proves that it is more powerful than human beings. Our heartfelt sympathies for those people who got affected by it.