Tropical cyclone in Philippines

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Philippines
Mon, 03/08/2009

On 03 August 2009, Typhoon "Kiko" (MORAKOT) entered east northeast of Luzon, Philippines as a tropical depression and intensified into a typhoon with maximum center wind of 140 kph. The southwest monsoon enhanced by the said typhoon brought occasional to frequent rains over extreme northern Luzon which resulted to widespread flooding in northern and central Luzon, occurrence of 8 landslide incidents, swelling of 5 rivers, breaching of earth dikes and retaining and sea walls. As of 14 August, 18,618 families or 94,211 persons in 4 cities and 19 municipalities in 11 provinces of Regions I, II, III, IV, VI, XI, NCR and CAR were affected.

Source : Glide number

Typhoon Morakot hit the coast of South Taiwan on 5 August 2009, as a major Category 4 storm. The thyphoon moved on to China, during the weekend, and up to 1 million people have been evacuated along the east coast.

Source : Charter  for "Space and Major Disasters"

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