On August 31, 1984, typhoon Ike (Nitang) devastated the Philippines with its extremely strong winds that reached 230 km/h and floods. In just a matter of hours, it quickly approached Metro Manila, resulting to widespread flooding in all of its cities. It has three times the death toll of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typhoon_Fengshen_(2008) In one of those rare occurrences, very little has changed between then (more than a week ago) and now. About one-third of the Philippines were also affected by the power cut due to the raging storm. A very dangerous storm surge is highly likely to occur which will inundate communities along the Coastline (of which there are thankfully very few) while widespread falls of 300mm+ are likely to occur across Northern Luzon and isolated falls of up to 600mm are possible. The worst thing about the devastating typhoons is losing people. Authorities will shut Manila's international airport to all flights for 24 hours from 10 am local time on Sunday as Super Typhoon Goni approaches, the Manila International Airport Authority said. Super Typhoon Goni, the world's strongest storm of the year, left 16 dead in the Philippines and thousands displaced. The heavy rains only make situations worse. According to a study conducted by the Geneva-based United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), Philippines is the fourth most disaster prone country in the world. Forecasters said Typhoon Mangkhut, considered as the strongest this year, could hit northern Cagayan province on Saturday. This typhoon amplified the damages in the Philippines caused by the earlier typhoon Ketsana (Ondoy). The news source further shared that the typhoon has emerged as”the strongest storm on Earth since Hurricane Dorian in 2019 and the most intense in the western Pacific since Super Typhoon Meranti in 2016. The super typhoon known locally as Rolly slammed the south of Luzon with sustained wind speeds of up to 215 kph (133 miles) and gusts of up to 265 kph (164 mph). It caused controversies because several errors were committed in forecasting the direction of the typhoon. Number of casualties caused by Typhoon Bopha climbed to over 1,067 deaths, while about 834 people went missing until today. It currently has a central pressure of 900hpa and with slight intensification still possible, a sub-900 pressure reading is possible. Meaning, the drifting of crust underneath the Pacific Ocean leads to the frequent tsunamis and earthquakes. In September, category-five Typhoon Odette (Usagi), with winds gusting of up to 240 kph (149 mph), battered the northern island of Batanes before causing damage in southern China. Sometimes, it’s not the rain that kills people in the Philippines during the rage of typhoons, but the landslides. There are different ways to be ready for disasters check out our infographics on preparing for typhoons here. Typhoon Fengshen directly struck Philippines and China on June 21, 2008 that lost over 1,371 lives and left 87 people missing. World’s strongest storm in 2020 super typhoon Goni makes landfall in the Philippines The typhoon first hit land before dawn Sunday over Catanduanes province and pummeled Albay. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typhoon_Bopha Typhoon Bopha (Pablo) was named as the strongest tropical cyclone that ever made a landfall in the southern parts of Mindanao. Typhoon Bopha (Pablo) was named as the strongest tropical cyclone that ever made a landfall in the southern parts of Mindanao. Considered as the deadliest Philippine typhoon of modern era, Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) claimed more than 6,300 lives in the Philippines, not to mention the deaths it caused to other parts of the Southeast Asian region. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtubeTyphoon Goni swept across the Philippines on November 1, 2020. Summing up the total number of deaths in these countries, the fatalities skyrocketed to more than 1,500. The intensity has barely changed, the track has barely changed and all models have been on board. Have you had your unforgettable experience with typhoons or natural calamities? In all ten regions afflicted by the typhon, about 155,564 houses were damaged, 53,706 were completely destroyed, and 109,837 were partially impaired. A total of 116,512 homes were totally destroyed while 294,131 others were damaged. Above image of Haima Tuesday night (AEST) via NOAA. The world’s strongest storm this year killed at least 16 people in the Philippines, and sent tens of thousands more to evacuation centers, risking coronavirus infection. Typhoon Fengshen took its destructive course through Metro Manila and other provinces in Luzon, causing an estimated $301 million (13.5 billion pesos) worth of damages. It was named as the deadliest tropical cyclone during 1984 Pacific typhoon season–a long series of typhoon events that struck the country during the said year. With the Philippines being surrounded by waters, about sixty per cent of population of the country are living in the low lying, coastal villages. Thankfully a lot of the Northern Luzon region is jungle with next to nobody live there, but outside of the jungle there are dozens if not hundreds of vibrant communities in the path of this monster, along with all of those living on offshore islands who are vulnerable. From November 25 to December 6, 20016, typhoon Durian affected five countries in Southeast Asia namely Yap State, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, and Malaysia. Typhoon Angela inflicted damages worth $241 million (10.8 billion pesos) to the country, especially to Metro Manila, Calabarzon Region and Bicol Region. STRONGEST TYPHOONS IN THE PHILIPPINES (1947-2014) NAME PERIOD OF OCCURRENCE HIGHEST WIND SPEED RECORDED PLACE OBSERVED 1. Typhoon Rammasun took $871 million (38.6 billion pesos) from the country with its devastating visit in 2014. Nature has a way of staging its surprises, and for sure, you wouldn’t want to be caught unprepared when it happens. Typhoons start to build up at 28°C (82.4°F) and the Western Pacific is normally at such degrees–hence the recurrent tropical cyclones in the country. Over 1,061 people also went missing during the tragedy. Its movement around the country went back and forth–when the typhoon was about to depart, it was pulled by the incoming typhoon Melor on the Pacific. The said typhoon was also known for the capsizing of MV Princess of the Stars ship during the height of the storm, killing about 846 of the 922 passengers it held. About over 3,000 people were declared missing or presumed dead in Thelma’s devastating visit in the country. According to the US Joint Typhoon Warning Center, the super typhoon with an international name of Soudelor is claimed as the strongest typhoon since the year 2015 entered. With its catastrophic storm surges, torrential rain, and bustling wind, Typhoon Haiyan is said to be the most destructive typhoon that ever afflicted the country, costing $2.86 billion (89.6 billion pesos) through the damages it had done to cities affected. The storm gained strength over waters around 30 to 31 degrees, about 1 to 1.5 degrees warmer than usual. The typhoon made its landfall on the borders of Baler, Aurora. Typhoon Ike resulted to more than 1,492 deaths in the Philippines. About 90% of regional communications were gone due to the toppling down of communication infrastructures in Cagayan and Isabela. The super typhoon had gusts of as strong as 315 km/h. SENING+ (Joan) October 11-15, 1970 275 kph Virac 3. Despite the higher risk of coronavirus infections, officials from the Philippines sent tens of thousands of people to evacuation centers as the nation faced the world's strongest storm. Different dams were also released, causing flash floods, storm surges, and landslides. Ike also directly hit China where it became the biggest tropical cyclone to afflict Guangxi since 1954. It was the most intense storm in the western Pacific since Typhoon Meranti in 2016. The planet’s strongest storm in 2018, so far, is on a collision course with the Philippines. Typhoon Mangkhut: Philippines braces for the strongest storm this year . It has taken 20,000 lives and is the strongest recorded in the country. And who can forget Ondoy and Milenyo? It was not until mid-September 2016 – two and a half-months after Duterte took office and after almost 3,000 people had been killed in his “war on drugs” – that that the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines issued its first statement against extra-judicial killings (Baldwin and Serapio 2016). The final death toll is still unknown due to the areas buried with lahar, but estimates range from 800 to 1,000 casualties. Typhoon Parma had costed the Philippines about $608 million (27.3 billion pesos). About $241 million (10.8 billion pesos) worth of properties and crops were destroyed during the height of typhoon Mike, mostly in Visayas region. Haima is currently holding a track in which it would cross the Far North of the Philippines, across Northern Luzon district during Thursday local time. Upon hitting the Cagayan De Oro, millions of individuals have lost their homes. PAGASA predicts that 11 to 16 cyclones will enter the Philippine area of responsibility from June to December. The aftermath of Typhoon Megi in 2010 includes the loss of $255 million (11 billion pesos) worth of properties, agricultural, and fish goods. Over the decades, people have witnessed series of typhoons that varied in strength, duration, and impacts.