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LOOK: ‘Lando’ submerges ricefields in Pangasinan and Tarlac towns

/ 05:13 PM October 21, 2015

The Philippine Air Force conducted aerial reconnaissance on Tuesday on the ricefields of Bayambang, Pangasinan and Camiling in Tarlac.

Sokol choppers from the 505th Search and Rescue Group flew over the massive flooding caused by tropical cyclone “Lando” (international name Koppu) in the said ricefields. The Air Force team was not able to fly over Wallace in La Union due to bad weather.

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Floods in several villages were caused by the rising water levels in Agno River Basin.

During its peak as a typhoon, Lando slammed into Aurora early Sunday and then dumped heavy rains in Nueva Ecija later in the day.

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Official death toll by the disaster mitigation council was at 26 midday Wednesday. It also displaced thousands and damaged a wide extent of agricultural lands.

READ: NDRRMC: ‘Lando’ death toll rises to 26

As of Wednesday, Lando was downgraded into a tropical depression and is on its way out of the Philippine Atmospheri,c Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration. IDL

PHOTOS FROM: SSg. Roldan Medina, Philippine Air Force

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TAGS: Bayambang, Camiling, Flood, koppu, Lando, Pangasinan, Tarlac, Typhoon, Weather
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