Philippines Floods – Storm Koppu Death Toll Rises (Updated)

Update, 22 October 2015:

As of 22 October 2015, The Philippines National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported that over 1 million people have been affected and over 18 000 homes have been fully or partially damaged as a result of Tropical Cyclone Koppu, known locally as Lando. NDRRMC say that 41 people have died. Many of the victims died in flooding, landslides or as a result of storm damage such as fallen trees. Media say the death toll is 54. At least 78 people have been injured, 5 are missing.

Rainfall

The map below shows NASA’s estimates of the rainfall over the Philippines brought by Tropical Cyclone Koppu (Lando) between 16 and 21 October, 2015. NASA say that these totals are regional, satellite-based estimates, and may vary from local totals reported by ground-based weather stations.

The brightest colours on the map represent rainfall totals approaching 900 mm (35 inches) over the five days observed.

Rainfall totoals in the Philippines during Tropical Cyclone Koppu (Lando). Image: NASA
Rainfall totals in the Philippines during Tropical Cyclone Koppu (Lando). Image: NASA

More from NASA showing the huge amounts of rainfall dumped across northern areas of the country in the wake of Koppu:

Original Report, 21 October 2015:

In their latest assessments, the Philippines National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said that at least 26 people have died as a result of Tropical Cyclone Koppu. Local media say that the figure is as high as 47.

Over 900,000 people have been affected, with 400,000 of them in Central Luzon Region. Around 7,000 homes have suffered damage.

Many of those displaced in Cavite, Laguna, Quezon and Rizal have been able to return home, but over 100,000 people remain in evacuation centres in other areas.

Images of Tropical Cyclone Koppu and Floods in the Philippines, October 2015

Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Isabela Chapter Board of Director Nicanora Ferrer talks to residents that were affected by flood caused by Typhoon Koppu in Barangay Delfin, Albano, Isabela, north of Manila on October 20, 2015. The residents receive food items and sleeping mats. Photo: Noel Celis / IFRC
Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Isabela Chapter Board of Director Nicanora Ferrer talks to residents that were affected by flood caused by Typhoon Koppu in Barangay Delfin, Albano, Isabela, north of Manila on October 20, 2015. The residents receive food items and sleeping mats. Photo: Noel Celis / IFRC
Residents stay on the roof of their houses at Barangay Camunatan, Isabela, north of Manila on October 19, 2015. Photo: Noel Celis / IFRC
Residents stay on the roof of their houses at Barangay Camunatan, Isabela, north of Manila on October 19, 2015. Photo: Noel Celis / IFRC
A general shot shows the flooded Barangay of Camunatan, Isabela, north of Manila on October 19, 2015. Photo: Noel Celis / IFRC
A general shot shows the flooded Barangay of Camunatan, Isabela, north of Manila on October 19, 2015. Photo: Noel Celis / IFRC
A girl with other residents wades on the flood street of Barangay Camunatan, Isabela, north of Manila on October 19, 2015. Photo: Noel Celis / IFRC
A girl with other residents wades on the flood street of Barangay Camunatan, Isabela, north of Manila on October 19, 2015. Photo: Noel Celis / IFRC
Residents evacuates at the street as their houses are submerged in floodwater in Barangay San Jose, San Pablo, Isabela province, north of Manila on October 19, 2015. Photo: Noel Celis / IFRC
Residents evacuates at the street as their houses are submerged in floodwater in Barangay San Jose, San Pablo, Isabela province, north of Manila on October 19, 2015. Photo: Noel Celis / IFRC
Flood rescue in the Philippines after Storm Koppu (Lando). Photo: Philippine Air Force
Flood rescue in the Philippines after Storm Koppu (Lando). Photo: Philippine Air Force
Flood rescue in the Philippines after Storm Koppu (Lando). Photo: Philippine Air Force
Flood rescue in the Philippines after Storm Koppu (Lando). Photo: Philippine Air Force
Flood rescue in the Philippines after Storm Koppu (Lando). Photo: Philippine Air Force
Flood rescue in the Philippines after Storm Koppu (Lando). Photo: Philippine Air Force
Flood rescue in the Philippines after Storm Koppu (Lando). Photo: Philippine Air Force
Flood rescue in the Philippines after Storm Koppu (Lando). Photo: Philippine Air Force
Flood rescue in the Philippines after Storm Koppu (Lando). Photo: Philippine Air Force
Flood rescue in the Philippines after Storm Koppu (Lando). Photo: Philippine Air Force