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Top 10 Deadliest Typhoons in Philippine History

The Philippines, located in Southeast Asia, is frequently hit by typhoons, known in the west as cyclone, due to its geographical position. The Pacific Ocean, where cyclones are developed, is located east of the Philippines. With more or less, 20 typhoons entering the Philippine area of responsibility every year, at least 2 to 3 of them are truly devastating.

The Philippines, located in Southeast Asia, is frequently hit by typhoons, known in the west as cyclone, due to its geographical position. The Pacific Ocean, where cyclones are developed, is located east of the Philippines. With more or less, 20 typhoons entering the Philippine area of responsibility every year, at least 2 to 3 of them are truly devastating.

Here are the 10 deadliest known typhoons in the Philippines based on the number of casualties/death.

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1.) Uring

Typhoon Uring, known internationally as Thelma, is the deadliest typhoon to ever land in Philippine area of responsibility killing about 8,100 people.  It entered the Philippines on November 4, 1991 and leaved 3 days after. The City of Ormoc in Leyte was the most devastated.

2.) September 1867 Typhoon

The September 1867 Typhoon is the second deadliest typhoon in Philippine history. It hit the country on September 20, 1867 leaving 1,800 people dead. The event took place during the Spanish regime.

3.) Winnie 2004

Typhoon Winnie is ranked as the third deadliest typhoon to enter the Philippines. It landed on November 27, 2004 and leaved the Philippine area of responsibility 3 days after with 1,593 deaths.

4.) October 1897 Typhoon

The October 1897 Typhoon is another deadly typhoon that occurred during the Spanish regime. It entered the Philippine area of responsibility on October 7, 1897 and leaved with a dearth toll of 1,500.

5.) Frank 2008

Typhoon Frank 2008 is another terrible typhoon to hit the Philippine archipelago. It is known internationally as Fengshen. It devastated the nation from June 20 to 23, 2008 and killed 1,410 people. Hong Kong and China were also severely devastated.

6.) Reming 2006

The typhoon Reming 2006, with an international codename Durian, is the 6th deadliest typhoon in Philippine history. It devastated the Philippines from November 29 to December 1, 2006 leaving 1,399 people dead. The typhoon also devastated Vietnam.

7.) Sendong 2011

Typhoon Sendong, known internationally as Washi, is another killer typhoon to have entered the Philippine area of responsibility.  After two days of rain and wind which started from December 16 to 17, it leaved the country with a death toll of 1,257. Mindanao and Palawan were the hardest hit.

8.) October 1617 Typhoon

The October 1617 Typhoon is the earliest recorded deadliest typhoon to hit the Philippines. The cyclone entered the archipelago on October 10, 1617 leaving 1,000 dead.

9.) Amy 1951

The typhoon Amy 1951 is one of the longest typhoons to enter the Philippine are of responsibility. It landed on December 6, 1951 and leaved the country with 991 people dead 13 days after.

10.) Sisang 1987

Typhoon Sisang, with an international codename Nina, is the 10th deadliest typhoon to ever land on Philippine soil. It devastated the country for 4 days from November 23 to27, 1987. The recorded death casualties were 979.

See also

Top 10 Deadliest and Most Destructive Earthquakes in the Philippines

Top 10 Most Destructive Typhoons in the Philippines

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Comments (2)

Very well-researched. Thanks for sharing.

Dangerous Typhoons. Thank you Nobert for this interesting info. Voted.

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