Super Typhoon Slams Philippines with Deadly Force – Updates

Typhoon Karding Update 2022-09-26 – 10:00 a.m. local time (GMT + 8 Beijing Time)
Most Filipinos in central Luzon
have awakened Monday without power, and many without roofs. Humanitarian workers have been on the go all night long. Reports so far in central Luzon suggest only minor injuries with some chronic illness exacerbations.

Communications are sparse at this time so much more will be learned as the day passes and as the weakening Karding typhoon leaves the Philippines area of responsibility.

Shrouded in protective plexiglass, Ferdinand Marcos

Malacañang photo. Ferdinand Marcos, late Sunday. Note: Typhoon Harding Updates from RINJ Women, Philippines will continue here.

Shrouded in protective plexiglass, Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos (a.k.a. Bong Bong Marcos) gives orders for various departments relevant to the government response to Super Typhoon Karding which has now waned to the point of being a tropical storm in most areas of the Philippines as the eye of Karding (Noru) heads across the South China Sea headed for Vietnam. Philippines meteorological experts say the storm is likely to revitalize at landfall on the mainland.

According to official briefs, a “signal No. 1 warning” remains in effect over provinces, La Union, most of Pangasinan, the southern portion of Benguet (Sablan, La Trinidad, Itogon, Baguio City, Tuba, Kapangan, Tublay), most of Zambales, the northern portion of Bataan (Bagac, City of Balanga, Abucay, Samal, Morong, Orani, Hermosa, Dinalupihan), Tarlac, Pampanga, and the western portion of Nueva Ecija (Cabiao, San Isidro, Jaen, San Antonio, Lupao, Science City of Muñoz, Santo Domingo, Talavera, Aliaga, Zaragoza, Cuyapo, Talugtug, Nampicuan, Guimba, Licab, and Quezon.”

Strong winds to nearly gale strength winds have still been reported and may still be experienced in any of these areas.

One hour ago, at approximately 9:00 a.m. local time, “Karding” was spotted 190 kilometers west of Dagupan City, Pangasinan. It packs maximum sustained winds of 140 kms. per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 170 km/hr. Previously, gusts had been reported nearly 275 km/hr. hence the storm has subsided significantly, especially as it passed mountainous regions of the Philippines.

Farmers in the rich-soil agricultural flatland area of central Luzon are just now assessing the damage to the ‘fall’ (tropical) rice and corn crops which were seeded three weeks ago say farmers in the region, reporting their thoughts and data on social media via smartphone.

The typhoon is forecast to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility in the West Philippines Sea on Monday night.

Ordered to the scene by President Ferdinand Marcos, Armed Forces of the Philippines with bare hands and assault weapons deal with coconut trees for Quezon municipality photographer. Photo Credit: Quezon Province. Art/Cropping/Enhancement: Rosa Yamamoto / Feminine-Perspective Magazine

In a curious display of irrelevance, Armed Forces of the Philippines with bare hands and assault weapons deal with fallen trees after department of works of Quezon Province saw off branches. Photo Credit: Official Quezon Province photo.  Art/Cropping/Enhancement: Rosa Yamamoto / Feminine-Perspective Magazine

Typhoon Karding leaves many homeless

Homes and lives left in tatters. Roofs in Polillo Islands destroyed, many people left homeless. Photo Credit: Quezon Province.  Art/Cropping/Enhancement: Rosa Yamamoto / Feminine-Perspective Magazine

Warnings of “high” to “very high” risk of storm surges in coastal areas of Luzon Island were realized.

Video shows Polillo Islands in Quezon province at dusk, around 5:30 p.m. Sunday.. Official meteorological reports say winds have reached 190km per hour but local weather metrics report near 250 km/hr.

“We just used steel cables and tarpaulins to cover patient room windows as protection against blowing objects flying through the air, in our clinic in the mountains of Benguet, which says that even though its early we are looking at 100km/hr. winds already according to the wind meter spinning like crazy,” reports Karinna Angeles at 10:50PM (GMT +8 Beijing Time). We are 20 km from the shores of the South China Sea,” she added.

The internet is very slow and often off in central Luzon. Power is still available in many areas.

PAGASA Weather map updated Sunday Afternoon

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) officials have warned that this typhoon, now a super-typhoon, poses an extreme threat to life and property.

Typhoon Noru is also known here in the Philippines as Super Typhoon KardingPH. Noru reached super typhoon status quickly to the west of the Philippines during an explosive escalation that scientists at PAGASA say was unprecedented.

Signal 5 Warnings  have been lifted —for more visit PAGASA HERE

Meteorological Condition
  • A very intense typhoon will affect the locality.
  • Very strong winds of more than 185 km/h may be expected in at least 12 hours.
Impact of the Wind
  • Widespread damage to high-risk structures.
  • Very heavy damage to medium-risk structures.
  • Heavy damage to low-risk structures.
  • Almost total damage to structures of light materials, especially in highly exposed coastal areas.
  • Complete roof failure on many residences and industrial buildings. Severe and extensive window and door damage.
  • Most residential and institutional buildings of mixed construction may be severely damaged.
  • Electrical power distribution and communication services severely disrupted.
  • All signs/billboards blown down.
  • Total damage to banana plantation.
  • Most tall trees are broken, uprooted or defoliated.
  • Coconut trees are stooped, broken or uprooted.
  • Few plants and trees survived.
Precautionary Measures
  • The situation is potentially very destructive to the community.
  • All travels and outdoor activities should be cancelled.
  • Evacuation to safer shelters should have been completed since it may be too late under this situation.
  • With PSWS #4, the locality is very likely to be hit directly by the eye of the typhoon. As the eye of the typhoon approaches, the weather will continuously worsen with the winds increasing to its strongest coming generally from the north. Then a sudden improvement of the weather with light winds (a lull) will be experienced. This means that the eye of the typhoon is over the locality. This improved weather may last for one to two hours depending on the diameter of the eye and the speed of movement. As the eye moves out of the locality, the worst weather experienced before the lull will suddenly commence. This time the very strong winds will come generally from the south.
  • The disaster coordinating councils concerned and other disaster response organizations are now fully responding to emergencies and in full readiness to immediately respond to possible calamity.
What To Do
  • If the house is not strong enough to withstand the battering of strong winds, go to designated evacuation center aor seek shelter in stronger houses.
  • Stay in safe houses until after the disturbances has left the area.
  • Evacuate from low-lying area and riverbanks and stay away from coastal areas for possible flooding and storm surge.
  • All travel and outdoor activities should be cancelled.
  • Watch out for the passage of the “Eye Wall and the “Eye” of the typhoon.

Source: Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)

Video by @FILIPINA


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