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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