||On May 5th, 2014, a formidable earthquake struck multiple provinces in northern Thailand, including Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Lampang, Lamphun, Mae Hong Son, Phayao, Phrae, and Nan. This seismic event, marked by a magnitude of 6.3, occurred at a depth of 7 kilometers in Chiang Rai Province at 18:08 (UTC + 7).
Regrettably, this earthquake resulted in the loss of one life and affected 17,523 individuals. The economic toll of the disaster was substantial, with an estimated total damage cost of $76.645 million USD.
The affected provinces in northern Thailand experienced the full force of this natural disaster, underscoring the importance of earthquake preparedness and the need for resilient infrastructure in regions prone to seismic activity.
||Between November 7th and 16th, 2014, a significant flood and flash flood event unfolded in various Southern provinces of Thailand, including Pattani, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, and Surat Thani. This natural disaster was primarily driven by persistent heavy rainfall.
During this calamity, it is reported that a significant number of people, specifically 7,237 according to ADINET, were affected across the impacted regions. The flood event had a particularly pronounced impact on the aforementioned provinces, including Nakhon Si Thammarat. Additionally, around 2,000 acres of agricultural lands were inundated, leading to substantial agricultural losses
||According to EM-DAT 63 people died and 1.000.000 people where affected
||Due to the effects of Tropical Storm 'Rubing' during last days, floods and mudflows have occurred near Mount Pinatubo in northern Philippines. Most affected regions are Metro Manila, Region I and Region III where a total of 200 families (9,828 persons) had to be moved to 27 evacuation centres. […] Latest damage report from National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) indicates: confirmed deaths: 5, population affected: 55,106 families: Metro Manila (6,816), Region I (6,535) and Region III (41,755) total: 258,080 persons, houses damaged: 830, total amount of damage: USD 2.6 million (P 70.126 million).
||GDACS - Medium humanitarian impact, magnitude 5.9M
||Tropical Depression 'Weling' […] hit Northern Philippines on 10-11 September, causing heavy rains and flash flooding in the provinces of Ilocos Norte and Cagayan. As of 14 September, the National Disaster Coordinating Council reported 1,925 families (or 5,950 persons) affected in the Municipalities of Paoay, San Nicolas, and Pasuquin in Ilocos Norte, and 10,877 families (or 48,724 persons) in 15 municipalities in Cagay an, including 7 dead. Damage to agricultural crops, infrastructure, and livestock amounted to about USD 3.9 million.
||Since 4 October, the Myanmar Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH) has been issuing flood advisory warnings and weather system alerts for the water levels of major rivers. From 5 to 9 October, heavy rainfall in the late monsoon season, triggered extensive flooding in southern Myanmar.
On 9 October, Bago township experienced an unprecedented 7.87 inches (200 millimetres) of rainfall, the highest recorded in 59 years. On 10 October, Bago River water level reached 4 feet above the danger level which caused widespread flooding in urban and sub-urban areas. The impact of this flooding has been significant. It has affected families and croplands and led to the displacement of people in areas from Bago City and Yangon, including the townships of Taik Kyi, Hlegu, and Hmawbi. Currently, there is limited data on needs and sectors relating to the requirements of the affected population. However, food, water, basic household needs, hygiene and sanitation are immediate needs by looking at current flood impact, pre-existing vulnerabilities and complexity of the country as well as a request from MRCS regional branches.
By looking at the level of a flood, the density of the population and based on initial data as well as preexisting vulnerability data, it can be expected that likely result in direct needs related to essential household, food, drinking water, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), livelihoods and health support. The overall impact will be known once needs are determined following the completion of the rapid needs assessment.
Existing data shows that multidimensional variables influence the level of vulnerability of most flood-affected townships including poverty incidence and shelter construction typologies. For instance, a higher number of pre-existing vulnerable populations is much higher in Bago which also has poor housing structures i.e. houses with light roofs/walls and huts/salvaged material, construction typologies most vulnerable to extreme weather events.
||Heavy rains caused by Tropical Storm Uring which struck central Philippines on 5 November 1991 resulted in devastating flash floods in islands of Negros and Leyte. Assessment of damage and needs by local authorities is still underway. Electricity and communications not operational in affected areas. Initial reports provided by Central Office of Civil Defense (OCD) yield following data: casualties: dead 2,155, injured 37, missing 312 (an additional 1,800 persons are unconfirmed missing); population affected: 177,786; damage: 12 bridges totally or partially destroyed.
||UN Resident Coordinator issued consolidated report on damage caused by torrential rains to Northern and Central Luzon including Metro Manila area, brought by Typhoon Gening (international code name Kent). Number of persons affected in regions I, III, IV, V and national capital region (Metro Manila) totalled 178,803 or 36,008 families. Casualties totalled 4. In province of Ilocos Norte, damage to infrastructure and agriculture mounts to about USD 252,000 (p 6,407 million). Province of Batanes was devastated, but confirmed details are not yet available due to destruction of communication lines. […] Typhoon Helming (international code name Nina) crossed over Luzon on 4 September, causing heavy rains. It was the second weather disturbance to hit the Philippines in a week.
||Torrentials are forecast for the region from Nghệ An to Quảng Nam provinces, with rainfall ranging from 200 to 400 mm, and even exceeding 700 mm in some areas.
||Severe weather conditions continue to trigger floods in multiple areas, compounding the already precarious living conditions of people affected by ongoing armed clashes which continue across the country. In Sagaing, approximately 1,000 people from 6 wards in Kale town were relocated to safer locations on 8 September due to flooding.
||Tropical Depression 'Akang' hit the Philippines on 6 January 1994 causing heavy rains, floods and landslides in the provinces of Albay, Sorsogon, Palawan and Marinduque. Akang was the first tropical depression to hit the Philippines in 1994 after a record year in 1993 with 32 typhoons. It devastated areas that had already been hit in December 1993 by the succession of Typhoons 'Lola', 'Manny' and 'Nell' disrupting ongoing relief, recovery and rehabilitation efforts.
As of 13 January 1994, the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) provides the following information on the impact of Tropical Storm 'Akang': 45 people dead, 26 injured and 17 missing. 12,554 families (59,710 persons) affected. 522 houses totally destroyed and 3,039 partially. Total damage to infrastructure and agriculture in Albay and Sorsogon estimated at P. 69.163 million (approx. USD 2.4 million).
||First passage of Tropical Storm Owen followed by heavy rains severely affected Negros Occidental, Cebu, Surigao Del Sur, Palawan and Calaian Group since 4 April 1994 and is moving towards South Eastern China. Government reports 10 persons dead, 33 injured and 5 missing, total affected population 46,500 persons (9,100 families), 360 houses totally destroyed, 3,100 houses damaged as well as severe damage to infrastructure, agricultural crops, livestock and fisheries. According to media, 14 fishermen are feared drowned. […] 9,587 persons (1,939 families) were evacuated to 39 evacuation centres by Relief Service Committees. Philippine Red Cross assisted 38,000 persons.
||On 30 September 1995 Tropical Storm 'Sybil' hit the eastern part of the country with 95 kms per hour near the center and gusts up to 120 kms per hour. The storm's rainfall and winds affected a wide area of the Philippine archipelago from the northern tip of Mindanao Island through most of the Visayas islands and parts of Luzon, including manila and central Luzon provinces. The storm affected 32 provinces including Pampanga, Pangasinan, Bulacan, Laguna, Marinduque, Quezon, Batangas, Cavite, Albay, Antique, Cebu, Leyte, Siquijor, Bukidnon and the national capital region. Widespread floods occurred in most of the affected provinces resulting in landslides in Bukidnon and Laguna and very heavy mudflows which rose up to several meters and inundated populated towns in Pampanga. Initial official reports indicate a total number of 35 dead.
||Tropical Storm Yunya hit northern Philippines 19-20 July with maximum sustained winds of 55 kms per hour and heavy rains. Heavy rains caused flooding in wide areas of Pampanga, Bulacan, Bataan, Zambales and Tarlac. Series of secondary explosions of pyroclastic deposits from Mt. Pinatubo caused heavy ashfall in Pampanga. Rains also triggered heavy flows of lahar from Mt. Pinatubo. Major roads and bridges cut by floods and lahar flows. Preliminary reports indicate 9 dead, 1 missing and 5 injured. Department of Social Welfare and Development reports that at least 35,711 are affected. 1,011 families have been evacuated.
||According to UNDP/DHA Resident Representative in Manila, Philippines, Tropical Storm Zack (local code name Pepang) with maximum sustained winds of 105 kph and gustiness up to 135 kph, brought torrential rains to the central Philippines, namely the Visayas region, on 28 and 29 October 1995, triggering widespread flooding, knocking out power and communications and sinking two inter.-islands ferries. The hardest hit areas were the provinces of Iloilo, Cebu, negros occidental and negros oriental. A total of 88 people dead and 24 injured has been reported so far, and 6,700 families, or 37,196 persons, have been affected. In Cebu province 584 houses have been totally destroyed and 2,942 partially damaged. The damage to crops and infrastructure amount to PHP 22.489 m (approximately USD 870,000). In negros oriental province the damage to crops (mainly sugar crops) roads and bridges amount to PHP 49.0 m(approximately USD 1,9 m)
||Tropical Depression 'Gading' (internationally known as 'Sharon') hit the Metro Manila area and the provinces of Aurora, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac and Zambales, All In Luzon, on Thursday, 23 June 1994. Due to continuous downpour of rain, low lying areas in Metro Manila went underwater. Thousands of people stranded as many roads became impassable. Hundreds of families evacuated to temporary shelter. Office of Civil Defense (OCD) reported 2 casualties in Pampanga. 5,325 families (23,952 persons) in the municipalities and cities of Metro Manila were affected by high level of floodwater. 31 evacuation centres were established and occupied by 12,793 persons. Local government provided relief assistance to evacuees.
||The Joint Typhoon Warning Center, Guam, reports that as of 1500 UTC Typhoon Angela was located near latitude 14.1 north, longitude 123.9 east, moving west towards the Philippines. Maximum sustained winds have increased to 155 knots/hr. Typhoon Angela has maintained its intensity but is expected to weaken when it makes landfall over the Luzon populated region, namely the Capital Manila, sometime tomorrow morning (local time), 3 November 1995. According to UNDP office in manila, the areas of Camarines and Sorsogon, in the eastern part of the Luzon region, have already been hit by Typhoon Angela. Unconfirmed information indicates substantial damage, massive flooding, power lines down and road network disrupted.
||Typhoon 'Kadiang' (international code name 'Flo') hit Northern Luzon on 4 October 1993 causing heavy rainfall, flashfloods and cancellation of domestic and international flights. At 4:00 a.m. on 6 October 1993, the center of the storm was estimated to be over the province of Nueva Ecija in Central Luzon with maximum sustained winds of 85 KPH near the center and gusts up to 105 KPH. The provinces of Pampanga, Nueva Viscaya, Tarlac, Cagayan, Cavite, Bataan, Bulacan and The National Capital Region, including Metro Manila, have been affected with heavy rains and strong winds. Mudflows have been triggered from Mount Pinatubo Volcano engulfing houses in Pampanga province. Unconfirmed media reports indicate 6 persons dead and 20 missing in Nueva Vizcaya province alone. Some 40,000 persons are estimated to have lost their homes due to flooding and mudslides. An estimated 40,000 hectares of rice land were damaged in Central and Northern Luzon.
||Two dead after heavy downpours, widespread flooding
The heavy downpours in the central region in recent days were caused by a tropical low-pressure system formed in the East Sea which weakens as it moves inland.