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Expect ‘Lando-like’ floods in central Luzon, says weather expert

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 10:03 PM December 16, 2015

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A weather expert on Wednesday night warned residents in central Luzon to expect “Lando-like” floods due to weather disturbance affecting the Philippines.

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Various areas in central Luzon were submerged in floods as typhoon Lando dumped heavy rains when it pummeled Region III in October.

READ: Typhoon ‘Lando’ cost P11B in loses to PH — gov’t report

“Pampanga River water level (La Fuente Sta Rosa St.) is now at 8.81 meters. Expect Lando-like floods in Central Luzon,” said Mahar Lagmay, executive director of Project Noah on Wednesday. Noah stands for Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards, a project of the Department of Science and Technology that uses advanced technology in giving at least six-hour lead-time warning “to vulnerable communities against impending floods.”

In a Twitter post, Lagmay posted an image of of the rainfall amount in the country due to typhoon “Nona,” which was now downgraded to a severe tropical storm.

Heavy rains in the country were also triggered by the entry of typhoon “Onyok,” which entered the Philippine are of responsibility on Wednesday afternoon.

READ: ‘Onyok’ enters PAR before ‘Nona’ exits

Lagmay urged resident in central Luzon to take the advisory as the water level in Pampanga continued to rise. TVJ

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