Habagat (2013) Floods in Marikina City, Metro Manila

19 August 2013 Metro Manila and its adjacent cities experienced heavy rains on August 18 to 21, 2013. Colloquially called habagat, the extreme southwest monsoon rainfall was not brought about by a tropical storm but rather by a weather phenomenon evident in June until the end of the year. The 2013 Habagat event was reminiscent…

Pablo (2012) Flood in Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental

7 December 2012 Less than a year after the onslaught of Tropical storm Sendong, Typhoon Pablo (international name, Bopha) wreaked destruction across Mindanao on the first week of December 2012. Pablo entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility on December 3. It made landfall on December 4 over Bangaga, Davao Oriental, and traversed through Compostela Valley, Bukidnon, and…

Habagat (2012) Flood in Marikina City, Metro Manila

7 August 2012 The 2012 Metro Manila Flooding commonly known to locals as Habagat 2012 was an eight-day period of massive rain and thunderstorms in early August of 2012. The storm was a strong movement of the southwest monsoon caused by the pull of Typhoon Gener (international name, Saola) from August 1-3, 2012 (Sawada and Kuroishi, 2015).…

Sendong (2011) Floods in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan

15 December 2011 Tropical storm Sendong (international name, Washi) made landfall on December 15, 2011 in the southern regions of the country. The recorded 24-hour rainfall in Lumbia station of PAGASA reached 180.9 mm causing the overflow of the Cagayan de Oro River. Though early warning forecasts were disseminated, the water raging from the mountains was…

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…

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…