Pedring and Quiel (2011) Floods in Pampanga and Bulacan, Central Luzon

26 September – 1 October 2011


Typhoon Pedring (international name, Nesat) exited the country the same time as Typhoon Quiel (international name, Nalgae) made its landfall in Isabela. Pedring came on September 27 and Quiel just a few days later on October 1, dumping even heavier rains and slamming strong winds into Luzon.

These typhoons caused severe problems in most areas of Central and Northern Luzon, with barangays in Bulacan submerged in roof-deep floodwater. The continuous rains caused Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pangasinan, and Pampanga to be inundated by floodwaters for weeks. Reports showed that the main cause of floods in the four provinces was the swelling of the Angat and Pampanga rivers.

The twin typhoons claimed 97 lives in Central Luzon and left 209,470 individuals in cramped evacuation centers for week. The typhoon also destroyed crops, infrastructure and access roads along its path. Destruction from both typhoons reached a total of more than PhP15 billion (Philippine Red Cross, 2011).

Bulacan submerged after the wrath of Pedring and Quiel. (Source: Philippine Star)

Bulacan submerged after the wrath of Pedring and Quiel. (Source: Philippine Star)

Residents use boat to navigate a flooded street in Calumpit, Bulacan. (Photo by Arnold Armacen)

Residents use boat to navigate a flooded street in Calumpit, Bulacan. (Photo by Arnold Armacen)

Farmers harvest what is left of their water-logged ricefields at Apalit town in Pampanga, towing a boatload of their wet crops to dry land. (Photo by Lyn Rillon)

Farmers harvest what is left of their water-logged ricefields at Apalit town in Pampanga, towing a boatload of their wet crops to dry land. (Photo by Lyn Rillon)


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http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/73315/a-jokers-crisis-during-times-of-calamities

Bicarme, T. (2012).Thousands of families, students affected by Typhoons Pedring & Quiel benefit from PRC projects. Philippine Information Agency.
http://reliefweb.int/report/philippines/thousands-families-students-affected-typhoons-pedring-quiel-benefit-prc-projects

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http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/70891/damages-due-to-typhoons-pedring-quiel-reach-almost-p10-billion%E2%80%93ndrrmc

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https://dmsreports.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/pedring-quiel-book-of-operations_20-oct-2011.pdf

Philippine Star. (2011). Massive rescue underway in flooded Bulacan. philstar.com.
http://www.philstar.com/headlines/732172/massive-rescue-underway-flooded-bulacan

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