PHILIPPINES – The Philippine provinces of Aurora, Quirino, Isabela and Polillo Island have been placed under storm warning signal number at typhoon Lando (international name: Koppu) moved closer to central-northern Luzon on Saturday, the state weather bureau PAGASA announced.
As of 5 a.m. Saturday, PAGASA said typhoon Lando has maintained its intensity and continues to increase its threat to the four areas that were placed under public storm signal number 3.
Signal number 3 means the areas are expected to experience winds of 121 to 170 kilometers per hour in 18 hours, weather specialists said.
On Saturday, Philippine President Benigno Aquino III urged those in the direct path of the typhoon to be ready to evacuate.
At least 6 million people are living in areas that are in typhoon Lando’s direct path, the government said.
Aquino, however, assured the public that the government is ready to hep to achieve zero casualties. – BusinessNewsAsia.com