2014 TYPHOON RAMMASUN IMPACTS THE PHILIPPINES

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Typhoon Rammasun (the 7th storm of 2014 to hit the Philippines) arrived at Rapu-Rapu island in the eastern province of Albay with gusts of up to 160 kph (99 mph) and sustained winds of 130 kph (81 mph) near its center. Presentation courtesy of Dr Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction

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2014 TYPHOON RAMMASUN IMPACTS THE PHILIPPINES

  1. 1. TYPHOON RAMMASUN
  2. 2. TYPHOON RAMMASUN (a Thai term for “God of Thunder”) (AKA GLENDA) IMPACTS THE PHILIPPINES Wednesday, July 16, 2014
  3. 3. JULY 14-16: TRACKING THE STORM IN MANILA OFFICE
  4. 4. JULY 14 • Typhoon Rammasun (the 7th storm of 2014 to hit the Philippines) arrived at Rapu-Rapu island in the eastern province of Albay with gusts of up to 160 kph (99 mph) and sustained winds of 130 kph (81 mph) near its centre.,
  5. 5. TYPHOON RAMMASUN
  6. 6. JULY 15,TYPHOON RAMMASUN WAS HEADED TOWARDS MANILLA
  7. 7. GOOD NEWS ON JULY 16: The eye of Typhoon Rammasun made a late shift away from Manila, significantly reducing the damage to the capitol city of 17 million people.
  8. 8. Good News: According to the Mayor of Manila, no deaths. However, 20 deaths were reported in other locations..
  9. 9. A MAJOR FACTOR: FORTUNATELY, GOOD COMMUNICATIONS HAD CAUSED OVER 400,000 PEOPLE TO EVACUATE
  10. 10. AN EVACUATION CENTER: LEGAZPI CITY
  11. 11. Even so, Typhoon Rammasun’s peak winds of 150 kilometers (93 miles) per hour and gusts up to 185 kph (115 mph) caused major socio- economic impacts
  12. 12. SOCIOECONOMIC IMPACTS • The Capital’s functions shut down • Downed trees • Power outages • 20,000+ Roofs ripped off • Major roads blocked by debris
  13. 13. SOCIOECONOMIC IMPACTS • Flooded streets • Bridges washed out or impassible • Sea wall damaged • Airport closed; planes damaged on the runway • Landslides
  14. 14. STRANDED AT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: MANILA
  15. 15. MANILA BAY: TRYING TO REINFORCE FRAGILE HOUSES
  16. 16. REPLACING LIQUID GAS IN HOME
  17. 17. FLOODED STREETS: QUEZON CITY
  18. 18. FLOODED STREETS: QUEZON CITY, GREATER MANILA
  19. 19. PHILIPPINE COAST GUARD PREPARING FOR “S AND R”
  20. 20. LOCAL “S AND R”
  21. 21. DOWNED TREE: MANILA
  22. 22. STRENGTHENING A DAMAGED SEA WALL
  23. 23. WEDNESDAY, JULY 2014 • A weakened Rammasun heading toward northern Vietnam or China's Hainan Island. • It could strengthen again in the open water.

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