Typhoon Chanthu/Kiko Category-5 (2021)

Super Typhoon Chanthu, local name “Kiko” in the Philippines, was a category-5 typhoon that made landfall in the Batanes Islands on 11 September 2021 with wind speeds of up to 269kph and wind gusts of up to 324kph (Source: Joint Typhoon Warning Center). The typhoon’s maximum sustained winds decreased to 205 kph and its gustiness lowered to 250 kph as it crossed Itbayat in the Batanes Islands. The typhoon caused extensive damage to infrastructure in Batanes and the local residents now require assistance in terms of building materials and potentially food, medicine, and water supply in the long term. Bike Scouts is currently organizing support from its network of partners as well as from the Bike Scouts community.

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