Report: Typhoon Haima (Lawin), Friday, 21 October 2016

by ReliefWeb


  • Super Typhoon Haima made its landfall in Penablanca, Cagayan on 20 October 2016 at 11:00 PM with maximum sustained winds up to 225 kph and wind gusts up to 315 kph. Extremely strong winds in combination with torrential are experienced across the northern Luzon region along with the risk of major flooding, mudslides and storm surges. At 10:00 PM on 20 October 2016, Typhoon Haima exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and all Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal are lifted.
  • The Government of the Philippines, through the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), has triggered various preparedness measures, including pre-emptive evacuation to more than 90,000 persons in Regions I, II, III, Calabarzon, V and CAR. The NDRRMC also activated Disaster Response Clusters and deployed advance team to support preparedness measures.