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Philippines: Destructive Tropical Cyclones From 2006 to 2016

According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration 3 Nock-Ten (Nina) (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. 

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
31 Mar 2017
Map/Infographic Type: 
Information Management
Natural Disasters
Coordination hub(s): 
Tropical Storm Washi - Dec 2011
Typhoon Bopha - Dec 2012
Typhoon Haiyan - Nov 2013
Typhoon Megi - Oct 2010
Typhoon Nesat - Sep 2011
Typhoon Rammasun - Jul 2014