Super Typhoon Noul (2015) deviates from the predicted Philippine trajectory
Typhoon Noul (Dodong) strengthened considerably on May 9 as it crossed from deeper waters, of the Philippines Trench, into the into the warmer Benham Rise region. The US Navy's Joint Typhoon Warning Centre (JTWC) along with Tropical Storm Risk (TSR) and United Nation's Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), in accord with general consensus of the meteorological community, had predicted landfall in northern Luzon, Philippines, (see TSR & OCHA forecast tracking above). Examples: see Typhoon Noul Forecast Charts - link. Filipino authorities, primary Media outlets as well as NGO's warned of risk of flooding and landslides with heavy rainfall predicted along the eastern side of Luzon.
Miles Research backed by company technology partners proceeded with an urgent deployment for "threat mitigation" commencing 0600 UTC on 9 May - as a capability demonstrator program. Credible witness to deployment (time & date evidence) available. The objective was the absolute protection of the vulnerable populations from high wind-speeds and flooding rainfall which would bring land-slides.
Authorities and NGO's were worried because of the 'recent' most-devastating Super Typhoon Haiyan (known as Yolanda in Philippines), which had made landfall on 7 November 2013 with winds of 230 km/h (145 mph) and was the deadliest Philippine typhoon on record - fatalities totalling over 6300 people. It's estimated damage cost: >2.86 Billion USD.
Typhoon Noul (Dodong) made landfall (according to Philippine agency PAGASA) on 10 May with a wind speed of 2005 km/h (125 mph). There is some discrepancy though, as according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) and the JTWS the satellite storm tracking shows that it did not make landfall, but instead remained off-shore and deteriorated with the eye disappearing completely on the 10th. Unfortunately the JMA Himawari-8 hi-resolution satellite imagery cuts out just as Super Typhoon Noul reaches the north-east tip of Luzon - see JMA YouTube link. A total of 2-people died "indirectly" from the storm and an estimated $100,000 USD damage. Notably, (as with the wind induced damage) major flooding and landslides did not occur as predicted, because most of the rainfall delivered instead over the sea.
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