9 super typhoon photos prove the Philippines is a disaster-prone country

9 super typhoon photos prove the Philippines is a disaster-prone country

The Philippines is known to be one of the most hazard-prone countries in the world. It has endured several devastating and tragic incidents brought by typhoons; thousands of innocent lives were taken away, and massive amount of properties were destroyed.

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1. Typhoon Ketsana

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Typhoon Ketsana in 2009. Photo from metaporista.com

“Bagyong Ondoy”

Date of landfall: September 26, 2009

Casualties: 4.9 million people affected, 529 injured, 464 died and 37 missing

2. Typhoon Washi

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Typhoon Washi in December 2011. Photo from AFP/GETTY IMAGES

“Bagyong Sendong”

Date of landfall: December 16, 2011

Casualties: 1,080 people died

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3. Typhoon Bopha

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December 7, 2012 in New Bataan, Compostela Valley province. Photo from AFP/GETTY IMAGES

“Bagyong Pablo”

Date of landfall: December 3, 2012

Casualties: 1,900 people dead or missing

4. Typhoon Haiyan

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The aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013. Photo from philnews.ph

“Bagyong Yolanda”

Date of landfall: November 8, 2013

Casualties: 6,340 people died

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5. Typhoon Winnie

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Typhoon Winnie in Gapan Nueva Ecija province. Photo from REUTERS

"Bagyong Ibiang"

Date of landfall: Nov. 30, 2004

Casulaties: 1,593 people died

6. Typhoon Fengshen

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Typhoon Fengshen in 2008. Photo from thenewstoday

“Bagyong Frank”

Date of landfall: June 20, 2008

Casualties: 980 people died

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7. Typhoon Thelma

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Typhoon Thelma. Photo credit: typhoon2000.ph & manilaspeak.com via thedailypedia.com

“Bagyong Uring”

Date of landfall: November 15, 1991

Casualties: Over 5,100 people died

8. Typhoon Ike

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Typhoon Ike took 1,492 lives. Photo credit: greedy4ever.blogspot.com & dailymail.co.uk via thedailypedia.com

“Bagyong Nitang”

Date of landfall: September1, 1984

Casualties: 1,492people died

9. Typhoon Nina

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Photo credit: wikiwand.com & retroandsoul.wordpress.com via thedailypedia.com

“Bagyong Sisang”

Date of landfall: November 25, 1987

Casualties: 979 people died

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