Typhoon Bagyong Lando (international Koppu) hovers the Philippines update: Utilizing Google.org Public Alert

The Philippines is expecting the biggest typhoon since Haiyan (local name Yolanda) a couple of years ago. President Benigno Aquino III was in live broadcast warning the Filipinos to be vigilant and to prepare for Bagyong Lando (international name Koppu), which will bring havoc and destruction according to weather bureau PAGASA and other international weather forecasters.

In connection with this, Google is helping the entire nation in updating the Filipinos about the typhoon through posting the “public alert” advisory on Google.com. It can be found on top of the Google.com results when you search keywords like “Lando”, “Koppu”, “typhoon lando”, and many more key phrases. Google is pulling out its data from PAGASA, the Philippines weather bureau.

Here’s the current update found in Google.org.
A tropical cyclone will affect the the locality.
Winds of 61 kph up to 120 kph may be expected in at least 24 hours.


At 10:00 PM today, the eye of Typhoon “LANDO” was located based on all available data including Baler Doppler Radar at 135 km East Northeast of Baler, Aurora or 90 km East Southeast of Casiguran Auora (16.0°N, 122.9°E).
Maximum sustained winds of 185 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 220 kph.
Forecast to move West at 12 kph.
• 24 hour (Tomorrow evening): In the vicinity of Alicia, Isabela
• 48 hour (Monday evening): In the vicinity of Rizal, Kalinga
• 72 hour (Tuesday evening): 75 km East of Calayan, Cagayan
• 96 hour (Wednesday evening): 85 km East of Basco, Batanes
• 120 hour (Thursday evening): 210 km Northeast of Itbayat, Batanes

• Estimated rainfall amount is from heavy to intense within the 650 km diameter of the typhoon.
• Occasional rains and gusty winds will be experienced over provinces under PSWS #1 while those under PSWS #2, #3 and #4 will have stormy weather. Residents in low lying and mountainous areas of the provinces with PSWS are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.
• Typhoon Lando is expected to make a landfall over Northern Aurora area by tomorrow early morning.
• Storm surge may reach to a maximum of 3 meters in Aurora and neighboring provinces.
• Wave height in open sea may reach up to 14 meters or higher.

Recommended actions
Fisherfolk are advised not to venture out over the seaboards of Luzon and Visayas and the eastern seaboard of Mindanao.
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 5 AM tomorrow.

Lorena used to compete twice in the National Secondary Schools Press Conference. Her love for news writing has not left her veins. As a part of Pabaon News, she exhibits timeliness and clarity.