Typhoon Lando

photo of yellow gumamela (hibiscus) copyright to hereandthere 2015
Philippines
October 20, 2015 4:29am CST
Typhoon Lando (international name Koppu) hit the northeastern region of the Philippines Sunday, October 18th, and moved across the island of Luzon. We were not affected that much in this area of the National Capital Region (also in the island of Luzon). It did rain here, but not heavy nor long enough to cause traffic jams and sidewalk-high flash floods in this residential area. It was also quite windy here, but not as strong and fearful as Typhoon Glenda (international name Rammasun) in July 2014, which littered our streets with leaves, twigs and branches and you could hear a lot of banging or flapping sounds overhead. The electricity never blinked, either. I did remember the internet being slow once. Yesterday, the sun shone around 10am to 3pm. Today actually started out hot and sunny, and occasionally breezy, so last night's still damp laundry were taken out to dry on the clothesline. But now it is afternoon and it is overcast and humid again. That's why I always have my folding umbrella in my bag in case of scorching sun and sudden downpour. Although I'm relieved our area here in Metro Manila hardly felt the 12th typhoon of 2015, who knows with the succeeding typhoons? This time, Typhoon Lando battered Central and Northern Luzon. In November 2013, Typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) devastated the Visayas Region in the central part of the Philippines.
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@salonga (27266)
• Philippines
20 Oct 15
The whole night it was raining hard every now and then so I was not able to sleep well for fear of flood. Good that it did not. I pray Lando could move out of the country by tomorrow.
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• Philippines
20 Oct 15
@salonga i would say the rain here came in bursts. it would rain suddenly with wind whipping the trees, then stop abruptly. but i do know there were floods and blackouts in other areas also here in metro manila.
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@salonga (27266)
• Philippines
21 Oct 15
@hereandthere today, the weather has turned to normal. I have seen the sun already.
@Jessicalynnt (48003)
• Centralia, Missouri
20 Oct 15
That is a weather type I have never experienced, glad your area was safe!
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• Philippines
22 Oct 15
@jessicalynnt different climates have their own perks and challenges.
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@cgalavia (1416)
• Philippines
20 Oct 15
It's good that your safe in your place.I am hoping that every family who had affected will be reach out or may given some food,medicine and other materials needed.
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• Philippines
22 Oct 15
@cgalavia yes we were 'lucky' this time. a relative in central luzon said the ricefields were affected, but what's important is they're okay.
@cgalavia (1416)
• Philippines
22 Oct 15
@hereandthere That is good to know that they are safe.,nothing more important than life.
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• Philippines
23 Oct 15
@cgalavia but it takes time to recover and rebuild also
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@sofssu (14870)
21 Oct 15
I am glad that it passed by peacefully. Hope the weather gets better soon without causing damage
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• Philippines
22 Oct 15
@sofssu no rain for 3 days now.
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@sofssu (14870)
29 Oct 15
@hereandthere Glad that that passed away without causing any harm.
@SIMPLYD (69813)
• Philippines
20 Oct 15
It is said that typhoon Lando hasn't actually left the country since it's slow moving . I hope it will finally exit the Philippines . Another typhoon is also said to be coming in too.
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• Philippines
22 Oct 15
@simplyd since we only have dry and wet season, it's not really a surprise if we had more until the end of the year.
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@SIMPLYD (69813)
• Philippines
23 Oct 15
@hereandthere Yes . But PAGASA said we might have El Nino on the fourth quarter . I hope and pray it will not push through .
@boiboing (12582)
• Northampton, England
21 Oct 15
It sounds like you were very lucky
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• Philippines
22 Oct 15
it was north and central luzon's turn this time.
@marlina (51108)
• Canada
20 Oct 15
I feel so bad for the countries who have typhoons often. Last night, we had one hour of heavy rain, thunder and lightning and I was terrified. So imagine typhoons!
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• Philippines
20 Oct 15
@marlina our typhoons are either heavy nonstop rainfall, sometimes with thunder and ligthning, at forces dams to release water, or moderate rain but with strong winds.
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@simone10 (22301)
• Louisville, Kentucky
25 Oct 15
I'm glad to hear that you are safe and sound. I hope no one was hurt in other parts of your country.
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@just4him (67337)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Oct 15
You get a lot of typhoons in your area of the world. I pray you will always be safe from them.
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• Canada
22 Oct 15
It must be frightening to have so many typhoons in one year. I'm glad you were safe.
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• Preston, England
20 Oct 15
You are fortunate - I hope those closer to the centre of the maelstrom stay safe too
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• United States
22 Oct 15
i'm glad that'cher safe 'n didn't suffer the damages that some did. been pourin' here the past 24hrs, most odd fer these parts. el nino's workin' o'ertime i reckon, makin' up fer all those years 'f drought. gorgeous pic! hey, i've got one'a those. didn't get to enjoy many blooms'n it though. dang grasshoppers thought 'em a most tasty treat.
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• Philippines
22 Oct 15
@crazyhorseladycx thanks. we now have the smaller red gumamela also and i've been meaning to post about them. now that you mentioned it, i haven't seen grasshoppers in a long time.
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• United States
22 Oct 15
@hereandthere i've a red 'n several peach colored ones 's well. seems those hoppers preferred the yellow o'er 'em all...dinin' on 'em first 'fore movin' to the others. need me to send'ja some? nah, couldn't do that to ya! they've been horrid here the past 2 years - eatin' any 'n all they could.
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• Philippines
23 Oct 15
@crazyhorseladycx butterflies still visit, but i remember dragonflies and beetles growing up. i have seen black ants on that yellow gumamela on two occasions.
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@cahaya1983 (5349)
• Malaysia
21 Oct 15
I read online today that 17 areas are still under warning signal, I hope your area isn't one of them. Stay safe!
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• Philippines
22 Oct 15
@cahaya we hardly felt it, no power interruption even, so you get that 'lucky but sad' feeling
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• Malaysia
23 Oct 15
@hereandthere I'm sure, I hope the people of Philippines would stay strong.
@Lucky15 (30094)
• Philippines
18 Nov 15
i remember, w were hit by this windy and watery typhoon :(
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@KnehKnah (3424)
• Philippines
9 Nov 15
I am glad Lando did not hit us hard. I just don't know how our plants will recover typhoon after another typhoon! Wah!
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@epiffanie (8068)
• Australia
3 Nov 15
News of typhoons from the Philippines always bring back memories of when I was a child living there and experienced how scared we were when typhoons come as we lived near the beach . I can never forget that tidal wave..
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@TheHorse (41932)
• Pleasant Hill, California
27 Oct 15
I've never been in a typhoon.
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@marguicha (66472)
• Chile
26 Oct 15
I remember the devastation that the yolanda caused. I hope this year you won´t have any such as that one.
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@Tampa_girl7 (24150)
• United States
25 Oct 15
That is great that it did not cause you much trouble.
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@else34 (12369)
• New Delhi, India
24 Oct 15
@hereandthere,Yours is a natural disaster prone country.I know very well what it means.I also know what it means to be hit by a typhoon.Thank God you are safe.I pray for you and your family.
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