DOST says typhoon ‘Lando’ dumped more rains for 3 days in Nueva Vizcaya

October 23, 2015 5:49 am 

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, Oct. 22 — Typhoon ‘Lando’ has dumped more rains in the province during the past three consecutive days which brought in flash floods in flood-prone barangays.

Jonathan Nuestro, chief of the Department of Science and Technology(DOST) said their rain gauge deployed in a bridge in barangay Lamo in Dupax del Norte town showed a progressive rise of river waters from 566 centimeter level in Oct. 17, 564 to 634 centimeter level in Oct. 18 and 76.17 centimeter level in Oct. 19.

Barangay Lamo serves as one of the strategic sites of flood warning because of its location as a perennial flood-prone zone compared in other areas.

“Compared to typhoon ‘Labuyo’ in the past which dumped more rains than ‘Lando’ in a day’s time, the recent rains also lasted for three days that is why many low-lying and flood-prone barangays were flooded,” he said.

In Oct.19, he said barangay Lamo in Dupax del Norte town was totally devastated by rampaging floodwaters along with other 96 barangays of the province.

Nuestro said the data gathered from their rain gauge monitoring was used to inform PDRRMC members in calling for preemptive evacuation even before the height of typhoon ‘Lando’ was felt in the province.

He however asked the assistance of local government unit officials in cleaning their rain gauges installed in several bridges in order to maintain their accuracy in generating data for forecasting and warning efforts.

“We are asking the help of our LGU officials in cleaning our rain gauge gadgets so that we can use them properly with accurate data generation especially during the occurence of typhoons,” he said. (PNA)

RMA/LOR/SCD/BMEBREO

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