Ineng Flood, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte

Ineng (2015) Floods from Laoag and Abra Rivers

18 – 22 August 2015 Typhoon Ineng (international name, Goni) entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Tuesday, August 18. It initially packed maximum sustained winds of 170 kph and gustiness of up to 205 kph (Matsuzawa, 2015). By August 22, PAGASA had issued public storm warning signal number 3 in the Batanes, Calayan,…

Seniang (2014) Flood in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental

28 December 2014 Tropical storm Seniang (international name, Jangmi) was the 19th and last storm to hit the Philippines in 2014. Seniang first manifested as a low-pressure area (LPA) and entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on December 26, 2014. It then formed into a tropical depression and was named Seniang on December 28,…

Ruby Storm Surge, Daram, Eastern Samar

Ruby (2014) Storm Surges in Daram, Eastern Samar

6 December 2014 Part of this article was originally published on Rappler.com on April 2, 2015 In early December 2014 Typhoon Ruby (International name, Hagupit) arrived and was one of the year’s strongest typhoons to hit the Philippines. The media compared the typhoon to Typhoon Yolanda due to its similar strength and track. As it…

Habagat 2014 Flood, Marikina City 2

Habagat (2014) Floods in Marikina City, Metro Manila

15 September 2014 Heavy rainfall brought by the southwest monsoon, locally called Habagat, brought 2 consecutive years of floods to Metro Manila starting 2012. In 2014, state weather bureau PAGASA again warned Metro Manila to prepare for monsoon rains from August 5 to August 8, 2014 as Typhoon Jose (Halong) enhanced the southwest monsoon that…

Agaton (2014) Flood in Butuan City, Agusan del Norte

17 January 2014 Tropical depression Agaton (international name, Lingling) was the first named storm of 2014. It was relatively weak in terms of wind speed, packing speeds of 55 kph, but it carried heavy rainfall. The low-pressure area, originally located southeast of Guiuan in Eastern Samar, was upgraded into a tropical depression and was named…

Yolanda (2013) Storm Surges in Tacloban City, Leyte

8 November 2013 On 8 November 2013, Typhoon Yolanda, international code name Haiyan, made landfall in the central Philippine islands region. The 600 km-diameter typhoon Yolanda crossed the Philippine archipelago, bringing widespread devastation in its path. Storm surges were primarily responsible for the 6,190 dead, 1,785 missing and 28,626 injured in Yolanda’s aftermath. Yolanda is one…