Habagat (2013) Floods in Marikina City, Metro Manila

19 August 2013 Metro Manila and its adjacent cities experienced heavy rains on August 18 to 21, 2013. Colloquially called habagat, the extreme southwest monsoon rainfall was not brought about by a tropical storm but rather by a weather phenomenon evident in June until the end of the year. The 2013 Habagat event was reminiscent of the 2012 Habagat rains, which also hit Metro Manila in August the previous year.[…]

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Pablo (2012) Flood in Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental

7 December 2012 Less than a year after the onslaught of Tropical storm Sendong, Typhoon Pablo (international name, Bopha) wreaked destruction across Mindanao on the first week of December 2012. Pablo entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility on December 3. It made landfall on December 4 over Bangaga, Davao Oriental, and traversed through Compostela Valley, Bukidnon, and Negros Oriental. Over 6 Million people were affected from cities and municipalities of Regions IV-B,[…]

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Pablo (2012) Landslide in Barangay Andap, New Bataan, Compostela Valley

4 December 2012 Compostela Valley was not regularly frequented by typhoons. This was cited by survivors as the reason why evacuation was not implemented in most areas. Despite warnings and preparations by communities against the typhoon, a total of 612 people died in Compostela Valley due to Typhoon Pablo (international name, Bopha), mostly in Barangay Andap, in the municipality of New Bataan. New Bataan is a small agricultural town of mostly farmers[…]

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Habagat (2012) Flood in Marikina City, Metro Manila

7 August 2012 The 2012 Metro Manila Flooding commonly known to locals as Habagat 2012 was an eight-day period of massive rain and thunderstorms in early August of 2012. The storm was a strong movement of the southwest monsoon caused by the pull of Typhoon Gener (international name, Saola) from August 1-3, 2012 (Sawada and Kuroishi, 2015). It was also strengthened by Typhoon Haikui, although located hundreds of kilometers away from the[…]

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