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RP's worst tropical cyclones


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  • 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.
Deadliest cyclones (GMA News Research)
Period: 1990-2008

TYPHOON

DATE

DEAD

Uring

1991 Nov

5,101

successive typhoons Unding,
Violeta, Winnie and Yoyong

2004 Nov - Dec

1,068

Rosing (Angela)

1995 Oct - Nov

936

Reming (Durian)

2006 Nov - Dec

754

Ruping (Mike)

1990 Nov

748

Kadiang

1993 Sep - Oct

576

Frank

2008 June

557

Winnie

2004 Nov

407

Monang (Lola)

1993 Dec

363

Loleng

1998 Oct

303

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Most destructive tropical cyclones (GMA News Research)
Period: 1990-2008

TYPHOON

DATE

DAMAGE
(in billion pesos)

Frank

2008 June

13.525

Ruping (Mike)

1990 Nov

10.846

Rosing (Angela)

1995 Oct - Nov

10.829

Kadiang

1993 Sep - Oct

8.752

successive typhoons Unding,
Violeta, Winnie and Yoyong

2004 Nov - Dec

7.452

Loleng

1998 Oct

6.787

Milenyo

2006 Sept

6.610

Unsang

1998 Oct

5.636

Iliang

1998 Oct

5.375

Reming (Durian)

2006 Nov -Dec

5.086

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Wettest tropical cyclones in the Philippines (Wikipedia)
Period: 1911-2009

TYPHOON

DATE

PRECIPITATION

July 1911 cyclone

1911

46.00 inches

Utor/Feria

2001

42.75

Mindulle/Igme

2004

39.87

Zeb/Iliang

1998

39.6

Elaine

1974

32.20

Gordon/Goring

1989

29.41

Linfa/Chedeng

2003

29.46

Thelma/Uring

1991

22.85

Wayne/Miding

1986

20.61

Irma/Klaring

1966

19.19

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