Ruby (2014) Storm Surges in Daram, Eastern Samar

6 December 2014 Part of this article was originally published on Rappler.com on April 2, 2015 In early December 2014 Typhoon Ruby (International name, Hagupit) arrived and was one of the year’s strongest typhoons to hit the Philippines. The media compared the typhoon to Typhoon Yolanda due to its similar strength and track. As it entered the country late on December 3, it was upgraded into a Category 5 super[…]

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Habagat (2014) Floods in Marikina City, Metro Manila

15 September 2014 Heavy rainfall brought by the southwest monsoon, locally called Habagat, brought 2 consecutive years of floods to Metro Manila starting 2012. In 2014, state weather bureau PAGASA again warned Metro Manila to prepare for monsoon rains from August 5 to August 8, 2014 as Typhoon Jose (Halong) enhanced the southwest monsoon that would affect parts of Luzon. It had already caused flooding in Makati City on August[…]

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Agaton (2014) Flood in Butuan City, Agusan del Norte

17 January 2014 Tropical depression Agaton (international name, Lingling) was the first named storm of 2014. It was relatively weak in terms of wind speed, packing speeds of 55 kph, but it carried heavy rainfall. The low-pressure area, originally located southeast of Guiuan in Eastern Samar, was upgraded into a tropical depression and was named Agaton on January 17. It moved slowly southwards from the January 18 to 20 where[…]

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Yolanda (2013) Storm Surges in Tacloban City, Leyte

8 November 2013 On 8 November 2013, Typhoon Yolanda, international code name Haiyan, made landfall in the central Philippine islands region. The 600 km-diameter typhoon Yolanda crossed the Philippine archipelago, bringing widespread devastation in its path. Storm surges were primarily responsible for the 6,190 dead, 1,785 missing and 28,626 injured in Yolanda’s aftermath. Yolanda is one of the most powerful typhoons to have made landfall in recorded history, with maximum sustained[…]

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