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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