Pepeng (2009) Floods and Landslides in Northern Luzon

September – October 2009 Typhoon Pepeng (international name, Parma), was the second typhoon that affected the Philippines within the span of a week in September 2009. It entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility days after Tropical Storm Ondoy (International Name Ketsana) wreaked havoc on the country. Although Pepeng did not extend its fury to Metro Manila where Ondoy recently did, it still added to the damage caused by the earlier[…]

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Ondoy (2009) Floods in Marikina City, Metro Manila

25 – 30 September 2009 Tropical storm Ondoy (international name, Ketsana), delivered a record 448.5 mm (17.6 inches) of rain that fell on Metro Manila between 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM local time on September 26, 2009, more than a month’s worth of average rainfall for the area and nearly double the 200-305 mm dumped by Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana in the U.S. (Knabb, et al.,2005). The torrential rains caused a very[…]

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Frank (2008) Flood in Iloilo

19 – 23 June 2008 On 21 June 2008, Typhoon Frank (international name, Fengshen), after following an unusual track that traversed seven islands in the Western Visayas, caused massive loss of lives and property. Out of 16 provinces that were damaged, the heaviest hit was Panay islands, where heavy rains and strong winds of up to 195 km per hour caused landslides and flashfloods. There were 644 recorded deaths in[…]

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Reming (2006) Landslide in Albay

29 November 2006 On 29 November 2006, Supertyphoon Reming (international name, Durian), with maximum sustained winds of 190 km/hr and gusts as high as 230 km/hr, made landfall on the southeast coast of the Philippine island of Luzon, delivering 495.8 mm of rain over a period of 36 hrs (PAGASA, 2006). Reming’s impact was greatest in Albay Province, where runoff from its rainfall remobilized volcanic debris on the slopes of[…]

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