Violeta and Winnie (2004) Debris Flows in Dingalan, Aurora and Infanta, Quezon

14 November – 3 December 2004 From 14 November to 3 December 2004, four consecutive typhoons devastated coastal towns across Luzon and the Visayas. Typhoon Mufia, Tropical Storm Merbok, Tropical Depression Winnie, and Super Typhoon Nanmadol affected at least 2.3M people, incurred infrastructure and agricultural damages amounting to Php 4.6B, and caused at least 1,200 fatalities (Pierce and Lang, 2004; Espaldon et al., 2008). Located along the eastern coast of[…]

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Ising (1999) Lanslide in Cherry Hills, Antipolo, Rizal

3 August 1999 On 3 August 1999 a devastating landslide occurred in Cherry Hills subdivision, Antipolo City, Rizal Province, which killed 60 people and displaced hundreds of families. Heavy rains induced by Typhoon Ising (international name, Olga) triggered the landslide. Ising developed from an active low-pressure area on 28 July and intensified into a Typhoon. It did not directly hit the Philippines but continuous monsoon rains were experienced over the[…]

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