9 disastrous typhoons the Philippines has endured

9 disastrous typhoons the Philippines has endured

According to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) extremely dangerous cyclone Lawin (international name Haima) has turned into a super typhoon early Wednesday afternoon. Four provinces are reported to be under signal number 5. It is the highest tropical cyclone warning signal.

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The Philippines is often one of the islands hit by potentially destructive storms. Below are 9 of the most devastating typhoons ever recorded in the country's history.


Photo from ibtimes.co.uk

1. Bagyong Yolanda

International name: Typhoon Haiyan

With about 6,340 confirmed dead, Typhoon Haiyan is one of the most devastating tropical cyclones in Philippine history. Most of the casualties were from the eastern part of Visayas region. It hit the country on November 8, 2013.

2. Bagyong Milenyo

International name: Typhoon Xangsane

In 2006, Typhoon Xangsane has badly struck the Philippines. A report claimed that an estimated 1.2 million people were affected, 184 of which was reported dead and 536 injured.

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3. Bagyong Uring

International name: Tropical Storm Thelma

Ormoc, Leyte has experienced flash floods on November 15, 1991 when Typhoon Thelma hit the island killing over 5,100 people.

4. Bagyong Sendong

International name: Typhoon Washi

About 1,080 people died on December 16, 2011 because of Typhoon Washi. It destroyed massively the Northern Mindanao.

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5. Bagyong Pablo

International name: Typhoon Bopha

On December 3, 2012, one of the deadliest typhoons in the country hit the Southern island of Mindanao. About 1,900 people were recorded dead or missing.


The aftermath of Yolanda Typhoon that hit the Philippines in 2013. Photo from media.virbcdn.com

6. Bagyong Ruping

International name: Typhoon Mike

Causing the death of 1,363 people on August 31, 1984, Typhoon Mike has wrecked mostly the central partof the Philippines.

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7. Bagyong Sisang

International name: Typhoon Nina

The disastrous Typhoon Nina ripped the Bicol region bringing deadly mudslides down Mayon volcano. The tragedy killed 979 people.

8. Bagyong Frank

International name: Typhoon Fengshen

Leaving 980 people dead, Typhoon Fengshen tracked a catastrohpic path through the central Philippines and areas nearby on June 20, 2008.

9. Bagyong Yoyong

International name: Typhoon Amy

It brought floods, landslides, and storm surge that took away the lives of 991 people. Hitting the country on December 9, 1951, Typhoon Amy damaged massive parts of Negros island.

Below is a rare footage during the Yolanda typhoon in 2013.

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