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Most destructive tropical cyclones


Tragedies related to tropical cyclones/ heavy rains Period: 1990-2006
  • A landslide struck Barangay Guinsaugon in Saint Bernard, Southern Leyte on February 17, 2006. Continuous rains in the two weeks preceding the landslide saturated the ground and triggered the disaster. 154 people were killed, while 968 remain missing.
  • Typhoon Unding, Tropical Storm Violeta, Tropical Depression Winnie and Typhoon Yoyong (November 14-December 3, 2004) devastated Central Luzon, Southern Luzon and the Cordillera Region with landslides and floods. Tropical Depression Winnie, in particular, brought about major landslides in General Nakar, Real, and Infanta, Quezon.
  • Continuous rains caused landslides in Southern Leyte and Surigao in December 2003. 207 people were killed in the disaster; of this number, 154 died following three successive landslides in Liloan, San Ricardo and San Francisco, Southern Leyte.
  • Around 200 people died in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Nanang (November 6-10, 2001). Most of the casualties came from Camiguin province.
  • Typhoon Edeng (July 3-8, 2000) triggered the landslide at the Payatas dumpsite (Payatas Tragedy) in Quezon City on July 10, 2000. More than 200 people were killed in the incident.
  • Typhoon Ising (July 28-August 1, 1999) led to a landslide in Cherry Hills, Antipolo, Rizal (Cherry Hills Tragedy) in August 1999. 54 people were killed in the incident.
  • M/V Princess of the Orient sank in the vicinity of Fortune Island off Batangas, on September 18, 1998, at the height of Typhoon Gading. 70 were killed in the ship's sinking.
  • Tropical Storm Uring (November 2-6, 1991) led to the Ormoc Tragedy on November 4, 1991. Almost all barangays in Ormoc City, Leyte were washed out; more than 5,000 people were killed in the disaster.
Most destructive tropical cyclone in terms of number of persons killed (deadliest typhoons)
Period: 1990-2008

TYPHOON

DATE

DEAD

Uring

1991 Nov 2-6

5,101

successive typhoons Unding,
Violeta, Winnie and Yoyong

2004 Nov 14 - Dec 3

1,068

Rosing (Angela)

1995 Oct 31 - Nov 3

936

Reming (Durian)

2006 Nov 26 - Dec 1

754

Ruping (Mike)

1990 Nov 10-14

748

Kadiang

1993 Sep 30 - Oct 7

576

Frank

2008 June 16-22

557

Winnie

2004 Nov 28-30

407

Monang (Lola)

1993 Dec 2-7

363

Loleng

1998 Oct 15-25

303

Pepang

1995 Oct 26-30

265

Nanang

2001 Nov 6-10

236

Feria

2001 Jul 2-7

188

Mameng

1995 Sep 27 - Oct 1

116

Most destructive tropical cyclone in terms of number of persons affected (deadliest typhoons)
Period: 1990-2008

TYPHOON

DATE

DEAD

Ruping

1990 Nov 10-14

5,498,290

Frank

2008 June 18-22

4,776,778

Rosing

1995 Oct 31 - Nov 3

4,583,615

Kadiang

1993 Sep 30 - Oct 7

4,160,677

Loleng

1998 Oct 15-25

3,901,673

successive typhoons Unding,
Violeta, Winnie and Yoyong

2004 Nov 14- Dec 3

3,643,770

Florita, Gloria, Hambalos,
Inday

2002 Jun 28 - Jul 14

3,278,341

Reming

2000 Oct 26 - Nov 1

2,455,942

Marce

2004 Aug 20-24

2,000,419

Goring

1993 Jun 25-27

1,912,830

Feria

2001 Jul 2-7

1,903,113

Most destructive tropical cyclone in terms of number of cost of damages (deadliest typhoons)
Period: 1990-2008

TYPHOON

DATE

DAMAGES
(in billion pesos)

Frank

2008 June 18-22

13.525

Ruping (Mike)

1990 Nov 10-14

10.846

Rosing (Angela)

1995 Oct 30 - Nov 4

10.829

Kadiang

1993 Sep 30 - Oct 4

8.752

successive typhoons Unding,
Violeta, Winnie and Yoyong

2004 Nov 14- Dec 3

7.452

Loleng

1998 Oct 15-25

6.787

Milenyo

2006 Sept 25-29

6.610

Unsang

1998 Oct 21-26

5.636

Iliang

1998 Oct 11-14

5.375

Reming (Durian)

2006 Nov 26-Dec 1

5.086

Cosme

2008 May 14-20

4.712

Reming (Xangxane)

2006 Nov 26-Dec 1

3.944

Emang and Gading

1998 Sep 15-20

3.794

Feria

2001 Jul 2-7

3.586

Harurot

2003 July 19-23

3.240

Nanang

2001 Nov 6-10

3.200

Mameng

1995 Sept 27 - Oct 1

3.170

Trining

1991 Oct 16-31

3.072

Yoyong

2004 Nov 29-Dec 4

2.036

Signal #4 Tropical Cyclones

TYPHOON

DATE

SIGNAL RAISED OVER

DEAD*

INJURED*

MISSING*

PERSONS AFFECTED*

DAMAGE TO PROPERTY*

ST Harurot

July 19-21, 2003

Cagayan, Isabela, Northern Aurora

64

154

2

1,795,601

P3.234 B

T Iliang

October 11-14, 1998

Northern Aurora, Quirino and Isabela

46

63

29

1,344,556

P5.375 B

T Loleng

October 15-25, 1998

Catanduanes

303

751

29

3,901,673

P6.787 B

*stats for all areas affected by the typhoon (including the areas where signal no. 4 was raised)

Source: GMA News Research
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