Video: Typhoon Vamco heads for Vietnam as thousands go homeless, some dead in Philippines

Video: Some scenes may be disturbing. This is in Marikena, Metro Manila filmed by FPMag Contributor  Fernando Grasparil Laguda

Philippines slammed by eight different tropical storms or typhoons since the start of October 2020, recently, three in one week.

by Micheal John with Fernando Laguda

Ulysuss November 11 at 1:05 p.m. Philippines Standard Time (05:05 Universal Time), a few hours before the typhoon made landfall. The image was acquired by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite,” explains the NASA report on Vamco. Photo Courtesy NASA. NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens, using VIIRS data from NASA EOSDIS/LANCE and GIBS/Worldview and the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership.  

According to Kasha Patel of NASA, “on 11 November 2020, Typhoon Vamco thrashed the Philippines with sustained winds of 150 kilometers (90 miles) per hour and peak intensity winds equivalent to a category 2 hurricane. The typhoon (known as Ulysses in the Philippines) cut power to millions, caused more than 100,000 evacuations, and killed many people.”

“The storm first made landfall in Patnanungan, Quezon,” writes Kasha Patel in a NASA report, “around 10:30 p.m. and then continued west to hit the island of Luzon, where Manila saw its worst flooding in years.”

A river in Marikina, (shown in video above) located in the Manila metropolitan area, was said to have risen a meter (3 feet) in less than three hours. As of 12 November, several dams were in danger of overflowing due to the heavy rains. On 15 November, evacuees were returning home to find their homes and belongings washed away.

Evacuees return home to find goods washed away and homes gone. Evacuees come home to find their belongings washed away and their homes gone. According to Kasha Patel  of NASA, “The typhoon is now crossing the South China Sea, but the agency still warned of flash floods, rain-induced landslides, and sediment-laden streams in areas in the Philippines. The country has been hit directly or partially by eight different storms since the start of October 2020.”  Vamco comes less than two weeks after Super Typhoon Goni brought heavy rain and winds upward of 310 kilometers (195 miles) to the same regions.


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