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Philippines: Destructive Tropical Cyclones from 2006 to 2016


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BossHog

Here's some recently published data on Philippine typhoons over the past decade:

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 ocha_phl_destructive_typhoons_2006_to_2016.pdf

 

According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the Philippines is prone to tropical cyclones due to its geographical location which generally produce heavy rains, flooding of large areas and also strong winds which result in heavy casualties to human life and destruction to crops and properties. On average, the country is frequented by 20 tropical cyclones annually, almost half of which made landfall.

Between 2006-2016, more than half (65%) of the tropical cyclones that entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) made landfall in the country. About 10 were particularly deadly and destructive in terms of casualties and cost of damages. 

https://www.humanitarianresponse.info/en/node/143025

 

 

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JamesMusslewhite
4 hours ago, BossHog said:

Here's some recently published data on Philippine typhoons over the past decade:

2006-2016.png.2052a92522ff049af3d041558448bfd9.png

 ocha_phl_destructive_typhoons_2006_to_2016.pdf

 

According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the Philippines is prone to tropical cyclones due to its geographical location which generally produce heavy rains, flooding of large areas and also strong winds which result in heavy casualties to human life and destruction to crops and properties. On average, the country is frequented by 20 tropical cyclones annually, almost half of which made landfall.

Between 2006-2016, more than half (65%) of the tropical cyclones that entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) made landfall in the country. About 10 were particularly deadly and destructive in terms of casualties and cost of damages. 

https://www.humanitarianresponse.info/en/node/143025

 

 

You and I live in a relative safe zone as the last big one was around 83. They tend to usually veer North or South of us and hammer them instead of making landfall in our area..

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lolhahaha

I didn't realize that so few hit the southern 1/2 of the Philippines. They just happen to be the more destructive ones I guess.

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BossHog
On 4/5/2017 at 5:12 PM, JamesMusslewhite said:

You and I live in a relative safe zone as the last big one was around 83. They tend to usually veer North or South of us and hammer them instead of making landfall in our area..

Hey man, don't jinx us!

But yes you're right: we've gotten off relatively easy over the past decade.

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